Women & Gender Studies Institute

WGS Research Seminar

All Ph.D. students will be required to enroll in WGS2000H, “Research Seminar in Women and Gender Studies,” a credit/non-credit course (which does not count toward the program requirement FCEs) that functions as the WGSI colloquium. Normally, students will enroll in the first year of their Ph.D. program.  The WGS Research Seminar is scheduled monthly on a Wednesday, from 3-5 p.m.  Ph.D. students are required to attend 80% of the research seminars.  After completion of this course, we recommend students regularly attend this seminar as a crucial part of their graduate education.

All Ph.D. students are invited to present their dissertation research in the seminar at least once before graduating.  Please contact the Graduate Coordinator to arrange your presentation.

The WGS Research Seminar is a student-focused monthly forum, for the presentation of work-in-progress engaged in interdisciplinary feminist studies and its many intersections. Like a departmental colloquium, the seminar’s goal is to foster friendly, yet critically engaged, conversation and to feature the excellent emerging scholarship by graduate students and faculty.  The research seminar’s overarching goal is to create opportunities for regular participation in the intellectual life of interdisciplinary feminist studies research here on campus.  The seminar schedule can be found on our events calendar.