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Competitive Research Incentive Seed Funding for Women’s Studies

October 30, 2014

CAH granted Women's Studies instructor, Meredith Tweed and Sociology Assistant Professor, Amanda Anthony, created a Competitive Research Incentive Seed Funding for $13,129 for their project titled “Understanding how cultural gender beliefs affect young women’s core leadership identity development.” Their research project, a partnership between the Women’s Studies Program's Young Women Leaders Program and Seminole County Public Schools, ran through the 2015 school year. Photo caption... Read More

Than you, Dr. Jahani for the Lecture about Women’s Status in Iran, Pre/Post Islamic Revolution

October 27, 2014

Visiting International scholar, Dr. Sheida Jahani spoke to Professor Tweed's "Women, Race, and Struggle" honors course on October 23rd, 2014. She spoke about the status of women in Iran, focusing on the changes that the Islamic Revolution brought for women's roles and equity. Her talk, part of a unit on womanism and spirituality, sparked questions about the role faith, spirituality, and religion can play in securing women's... Read More

Love Your Body Week promotes healthy self-image at UCF

October 17, 2014

The National Organization for Women at UCF held its annual Love Your Body Week Oct. 13 to Oct. 17 in 2014. Having recovered from six years of anorexia, NOW Vice President Christina Marriner is passionate about changing the conversation about body image. "A lot of the representations of different body types in the media aren't representative of the body types that we see around us," the senior sociology major stated. "We're trying to spread the idea that all bodies are good bodies, no... Read More

Women’s Studies Commemorates 20th Anniversary

September 4, 2014

UCF Women's Studies hosted workshops, receptions and other events in  September 2014 to commemorate its 20th anniversary on campus. "Women's Studies serves the community with academic opportunities and a mission for service," said Maria Santana, director for the past six years. The program also works toward social justice and equality with more than 2,000 hours of service learning each semester. The program started in 1994 with first director Kathryn Seidel, a professor in the English... Read More

Women’s Studies introduces their newest team member, International Scholar Dr. Sheida Jahani

August 27, 2014

On June 2014, Dr. Jahani joined the Women Studies program. Dr. Jahani finds the use of technology in evaluating the social and educational status of women, a fascinating subject. She is currently collaborating with Dr. M.C. Santana on a research project relating to women in various cultures. Her future research interests will concentrate on examining the role of the religious and political systems across cultural divides and how education and technology can make a material impact on women's... Read More