Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

December 11, 2014 • Categories: Alumni and Students



Congratulations Angel D. Matos

December 11, 2014 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Angel D. Matos, a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in English and Gender Studies Graduate Minor student, was recently nominated by the Graduate School for the Midwest Association of Graduate Schools' Excellence in Teaching Award. Each MAGS member institution may submit only one Ph.D. nomination, and Angel was Notre Dame's choice this year.…

Call for Undergraduate Papers

December 02, 2014 • Categories: Alumni and Students


Through Gendered Lenses – An Undergraduate Academic Journal in Gender Research and Scholarship


Through Gendered Lenses is a student-organized academic journal created with the purpose of fostering research in the broad field of Gender Studies and highlighting excellent gender-related work being done by undergraduate Notre Dame students across the university. We welcome submissions from all disciplines. Submissions must focus on gender topics, including but not limited to, sexuality, religion, the family, media, health, economics, culture, and violence.  Paper submissions are due on the last Friday in

Loyal Daughters & Sons Interviews

November 20, 2014 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Tell your Story.


LDS will be conducting interviews the rest of the semester for material to be used in a play about issues of sexual violence, gender, and sexuality.


To set up an interview, contact

Interviews will be conducted by Monica Daegele or Michael Nolan.…

In Memoriam: Joan Aldous, Kenan Professor of Sociology Emerita at Notre Dame

November 03, 2014 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Joan Aldous

Joan Aldous, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Sociology Emerita at the University of Notre Dame, died Wednesday, October 29, in the Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation Center in South Bend, Indiana. She was 88 years old. Aldous joined the Notre Dame sociology faculty as the first female holder of an endowed professorship at a time when there were few women on the faculty. From 1976 until her retirement in 2012, she taught, studied, and wrote about family sociology, family policy, gender, work and families, and intergenerational relationships.

Embrace the F-Word

August 13, 2014 • Categories: Alumni and Students


Feminism is not a dirty word.

Hear it.  Say it.

Take Gender Studies.


T-Shirts available in Ladie's Men's sizes.  $5 Gender Studies Office…

Video: Mary Celeste Kearney on Filmmaking and Girls' Media Culture

August 12, 2014 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Mary Celeste Kearney

“The world of filmmaking and television production is dominated by men’s voices. We are not seeing enough representations that are actually from a girl or a woman’s perspective,” said Mary Celeste Kearney, associate professor of film, television, and theatre and a senior fellow in the gender studies program at the University of Notre Dame.

Video: Meet Gender Studies Major Natalie Perez

August 12, 2014 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Natalie Perez

“Being in gender studies helps you really understand how to be an advocate for yourself and an advocate for other people as well,” said Natalie Perez ’14, a gender studies major in the College of Arts and Letters. Gender studies at Notre Dame is an interdisciplinary academic program which analyzes the significance of gender in all aspects of human life, especially in the social formation of human identities, practices, and institutions. “We live in a culture that’s very permissive about these [gender] stereotypes … and I don’t think it’s OK to sit back and accept things for the way they are,” said Perez.

Congratulations to Eileen Botting

August 11, 2014 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Congratulations to Eileen for being the 2014 recipient of the APSA Okin-Young Award in Feminist Political Theory

The Okin-Young Award in Feminist Political Theory, co-sponsored by Women and Politics, Foundations of Political Theory, and the Women’s Caucus for Political Science, commemorates the scholarly, mentoring, and professional contributions of Susan Moller Okin and Iris Marion Young to the development of the field of feminist political theory. This annual award recognizes the best paper on feminist political theory published in an English language academic journal during the previous calendar year.…