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October 19, 2016 • Categories: Alumni and Students

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CFP - ND Intersectional Inquiries Conference

October 03, 2016 • Categories: Alumni and Students

The University of Notre Dame’s Gender Studies Program is happy to announce its fourth biennial international conference:

Intersectional Inquiries and Collaborative Action: Gender and Race

University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana USA
March 2-4, 2017

Deadline for submissions: Saturday, October 8, 2016

Questions of race and gender continue to undergird broad sections of inquiry in the academy and beyond. The ongoing legacies and current manifestations of racism and sexism continue to demand intellectual analysis, institutional recognition, and collective intervention. Reaching a critical crescendo during the political upheavals of the 1960s’ civil rights/anti-colonial era and the responding cultural turn in the humanities, Black feminists have discussed the ways in which both race and gender are co-constitutive and rely on intersecting paradigms of power and constructions of difference. Indeed, the concept of “intersectionality,” coined by Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, has become a key mode of framing how identities and sites of contestation around identity are multiple and complex. Furthermore, critics and activists from a myriad of socio-political milieus have underscored the importance of intersectional approaches in struggles for social justice and in the making of inclusive public spaces. From feminist scholarship to human rights policy to commentary via Twitter memes, intersectionality as a theoretical concept, method of analysis, and mode of collaborative action circulates in both grassroots and intellectual discourse.…

Sociology and Gender Studies Major Named Gilman Scholar

August 09, 2016 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Gilman Scholarship

Notre Dame student Stephen “Pete” Freeman, a sociology and gender studies major, has been selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, to study or intern abroad during the 2016-2017 academic year. Gilman Scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply toward their study abroad or internship program costs. The program aims to diversify the students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go.

Three Questions with Political Science Associate Professor Christina Wolbrecht

August 09, 2016 • Categories: Alumni and Students


Christina Wolbrecht, associate professor of political science, C. Robert and Margaret Hanley Family Director of the Notre Dame Washington Program, and director of the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy at the University of Notre Dame, teaches and writes about American politics, political parties, women and politics, and American political development. Now at work on a study of the first 100 years of women as voters in American politics, she is co-author, with J. Kevin Corder, of the recently published book Counting Women’s Ballots: Female Voters from Suffrage through the New Deal.

Job Posting: Coordinator for 2017 Intersectional Inquiries and Collaborative Action: Gender & Race Conference

August 01, 2016 • Categories: Alumni and Students

This conference is being hosted by the Gender Studies Program and will be held at Notre Dame from March 2-4, 2017.  The Organizing Committee is looking for a Notre Dame graduate student to help us with planning.  Further details about the conference and the position are outlined below.

If you’re interested in applying for this position, please submit a brief letter of application explaining your interests in this position and your administrative experience, along with a current CV.  Please direct this material and any questions to Mary Celeste Kearney, Director of Gender Studies, <

Visiting Associate Director and Director of Undergraduate Studies

August 01, 2016 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Professor Pamela Butler has been appointed Gender Studies' Visiting Associate Director and Director of Undergraduate Studies for the 2016-2017 academic year. 

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Professor Butler earned her PhD in American Studies from the University of Minnesota.  She has taught at the University of Michigan-Flint, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Notre Dame, and her areas of expertise include feminist theory, critical-race and transnational feminisms, U.S. media culture, knitting and handcrafts, sexuality, marriage, and prisons.  This fall Professor Butler will be teaching Introduction to Gender Studies

Congratulations and Best Wishes to Abigail Palko

May 27, 2016 • Categories: Alumni and Students

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Visiting Associate Director of Gender Studies position

May 27, 2016 • Categories: Alumni and Students

The Gender Studies Program at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a Visiting Associate Director at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professional Specialist. This is a one-year appointment. Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary academic program in the College of Arts and Letters, and offers a primary and supplementary major and minor for undergraduate students as well as a minor for graduate students. Information on the program can be found at

Congratulations to our 2016 Graduates

May 17, 2016 • Categories: Alumni and Students

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Faculty awards honor exemplary work in undergraduate teaching and advising

May 05, 2016 • Categories: Alumni and Students

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Twenty University of Notre Dame faculty members have received Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, and three have been honored with Dockweiler Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising.

The awards are presented by the Office of the Provost, and the recipients are selected through a process that includes peer and student nominations.