UCF Celebrates the Arts 2020 Features Inspiration from Dorothy Gillespie
January 10, 2020 This year’s community art showcase takes place April 7 – 19, with tickets on sale March 2, and includes pieces that honor the late feminist art movement pioneer.
Two CAH faculty honored as Women of Distinction
September 10, 2019 Two of the three 2019 awardees are from the College of Arts and Humanities.
Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts & Wellness Innovation Awards
May 22, 2019 Apply for the Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts & Wellness Innovation Awards now through October 10. Two winners will be selected and receive $25,000 each. The purpose of the awards is to build sustainable models for arts and wellness innovation both across the community and UCF campus.
Mel Stanfill pens book about media fandom
March 15, 2019 Dr. Mel Stanfill’s new book Exploiting Fandom. Exploiting Fandom examines how the relationship of media industries to fans is shaped by heteronormativity, whiteness, consumption, copyright law and labor.
Author Fayeza Hasanat reads from The Bird Catcher and Other Stories
March 15, 2019 On March 5, UCF writer and professor Fayeza Hasanat read selections from her new book of short stories, “The Bird Catcher and Other Stories.”
Reading Room opens in Women’s and Gender Studies
January 18, 2019 The Bell Hooks Reading Room in Women’s and Gender Studies is now open for readers.
WGST wins Community Grant with Farmworker Association of Florida
January 14, 2019 The Burnett Honors College gave the research team of Dr. M. C. Santana (Director, UCF Women’s and Gender Studies program) and Jeannie Economos (Farmworker Association of Florida) a community grant for their project “Exploring communication realities among Black and Brown Farmworkers in Apopka: A Service Learning Outreach Project with the...
Wells Fargo Community Grant for the Young Women Leaders Program
November 15, 2018 Dr. Bubriski-McKenzie receives a $5000 Community Grant from Wells Fargo – Orlando for the Young Women Leaders Program (YWLP). This grant provides the necessary resources to effectively run YWLP for one year. In addition to needed supplies, food and programming materials, the Wells Fargo Community Grant also allows for additional workshops in STEM with MadScience, financial literacy with Wells Fargo, and career exploration with...
Activist Legend at UCF
October 25, 2018 Dolores Huerta, legend, labor activist and social justice fighter will be visiting UCF on October 30, 2018 from 12:00-2:00. Please join us at the Key West Ballroom at the Student Union. All are welcome! Remember her famous words: “Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist, every...
Showcasing Dr. Kim Voss
October 15, 2018 Our Faculty Affiliate Kimberly Voss, Journalism and Nicholson School of Communication and Media, received the recognition of becoming a National Archives Wiki Scholar this fall for the project – Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote by documenting the work of women’s suffrage in the U.S. Congratulations Dr. Voss on...
Celebrating our Latinx Faculty Affiliates!
September 20, 2018 We salute your efforts on serving UCF with integrity, passion and dedication to your students! Other faculty affiliates include: Yovanna Pineda, Olga Molina, Beatriz Reyes Foster, Fernando Rivera, Nessette Falu, Maria Redmon, and Fernando Uribe Romo.
Faculty Affiliate Ying Zhang elected president of CALA
August 23, 2018 WGST Faculty Affiliate Ying Zhang was elected president of the Chinese-American Librarians Association (CALA) Congratulations Ying! Ying Zhang serves as department head of acquisitions and collection services at UCF Libraries.
August 20, 2018 Dear students and friends of Women’s and Gender Studies. We are now located at the brand new Trevor Colbourn Building (very near to the old CNH) Come and see us at suite 348 on the third floor. Our email [email protected] and our number (407) 823-6502 remain the same. Wishing you...
ACE Women's Network at UCF
April 16, 2018 The prestigious ACE Women’s Network arrived at UCF this spring for a line up of workshops and events for women in higher education starting this fall 2018. The network’s state Chair is Dr. Lisa Guion Jones, Associate Provost for Strategy, Special Assistant to the President, & Professor. An ACE’s fellow...
Race and Pregnancy Lecture by Dr. Dána Ain Davis
April 05, 2018 The Women’s and Gender Studies program is proud to co-sponsor the visit of Dr. Dána Ain Davis to campus. Dr. Davis will conduct a lecture on her research on reproductive justice and black women. We encourage our students, faculty affiliates and junior affiliates to attend the lecture “Pregnancy, NICUs, and...
Dr. Josephine Kulea to Give Keynote Address on Feb. 16
February 08, 2018 Dr. Josephine Kulea from the Samburu Girls Foundation will give the keynote address at the 2018 International Women’s Issues Conference, held Friday, February 16 and Saturday, February 17 at the UCF Student Union. The talk will be held on Friday, February 16 at 1:15 in the Key West Ballroom (218AB)...
YWLP 10th Anniversary Gala
December 21, 2017 Dr. M. C. Santana welcomed Seminole County Public Schools Superintendent, Deputy Superintendent and Chair of the School Board among other guests to the 10th Anniversary Gala for the Young Women’s Leaders Program (YWLP). The event took place on October 26, 2017 at the Live Oak Center at UCF. More than...
Open Heart/Open Mic Events
December 21, 2017 Starting on fall 2016 the Women’s and Gender Studies program together with the then librarian Carrie Moran from the John C. Hitt Library inaugurated a monthly open mic event over lunch time to celebrate our UCF community of students, faculty and staff. The events are free and open to the...
Students win social justice award at UCF Service-Learning Showcase
December 01, 2017 Students in the WST 3522: First and Second Wave Feminism course led by Dr. M.C. Santana won a Social Justice Special Recognition Award at the UCF Service-Learning Showcase. Their project included documenting items from the Judith and Warren Kaplan Collection in the UCF Library. The team “Santana’s Chickens” include students...
Preston-Sidler and Bubriski-McKenzie speak at AAUW
October 18, 2017 Dr. Leandra Preston-Sidler was invited by the American Association of University Women’s (AAUW) New Smyrna branch to speak on October about Gender and Community Activism at their membership meeting. The audience included approximately thirty active AAUW members involved in their own community work, particularly raising money for scholarships to support...