December 01, 2010
Teaching Apprenticeships for Graduate Students in Gender Studies – DEADLINE FEBRUARY 11
Two graduate students will be selected in the Spring. The following Fall, the two students will serve as teaching assistants in the Introduction to Gender Studies which will be taught by the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Gender (DUS…
October 26, 2010
I am pleased to announce the publication of my book, The Apartment Plot: Urban Living in American Film and Popular Culture, 1945 to 1975 (Duke University Press).
September 22, 2010
Catherine Perry, French and Francophone Studies, organized 3 panels on women in Islam as represented in Francophone literature and film, “Femmes d’islam dans la littérature et le film francophones,” at the annual convention of the “Conseil International d’Études Francophones” (CIĒF, Council on International Francophone Studies), Montreal, Canada, 27 June – 4 July 2010, www.cief.org/congres/2010/…
September 16, 2010
E. Jane Doering is a professor and the executive coordinator of the Teachers as Scholars Program in the College of Arts and Letters, University of Notre Dame. She is the co-editor of The Christian Platonism of Simone Weil (University of Notre Dame Press, 2004).…
September 08, 2010
Join our group on Facebook: GeNDer Studies Program at University of Notre Dame!…
May 28, 2010
Dr. Palko studies the colonial and postcolonial predicaments of Caribbean and Irish women writers, showing how their fiction wrestles with themes of oppression. Her research focuses on Anglophone and Francophone literature of the 19th…
April 29, 2010
By Carlos Jerez-Farran
After the fascist regime of General Franco (1939-1975), democratic Spain has reacted to the oppressive recent past with a vengeance. Contact with mainstream Europe after Franco’s death contributed to expose Spanish society to ideas previously censored.
To read the full story, which was published by The Observer…
April 21, 2010
By Gail Bederman
“Have American homosexuals ever experienced the types of legal discrimination facing women or racial minorities?” The answer is a resounding “Yes!” even if we ignore the issues of marriage and military service. Between 1935 and 1969, federal state and local governments went to previously unknown lengths to find, expose and rid the nation of what authorities called “sex perverts.”…
April 21, 2010
By Jessica D. Payne, Ph.D.
Can “BO” (body odor) actually be a good thing? Sexual attraction is complicated. While we may swoon over self-professed “types” (blue eyes, brown hair, great smile), mate selection relies heavily on a series of conscious and unconscious calculations made deep within our brains.…
April 21, 2010
Senior Capstone Projects
Katie Ledwidge: “A Race of Devils: Illegitimacy in Frankenstein” - Advisor: Essaka Joshua
Melanie LeMay: “The Place of Lesbian Narratives in Young Adult Fiction” - Advisor: Susan Harris
Mandy Lewis: “Perceptions and Realities: Discerning the Relationship Between Mayan Women and the Roman Catholic Church” - Advisor: Susan St. Ville…
April 15, 2010
Congratulations to our 2010 Boehnen Summer Internship Grant Recipients
Alessandra Bouchard ‘11
The Women’s Center, Cambridge, MA
Alessandra Bouchard will work under the auspices of The Women’s Center to develop a bilingual resource guide for women who are struggling to determine their immigration rights, or who have experienced domestic violence or sexual assault. She will also be contributing to the generation of a history of the Women’s Center, and its development from an empty building to the thriving resource that it is today.…
April 15, 2010
Congratulations to our 2010 Thesis Prize Winner
Amanda Lewis '10
Supplemental Major: Gender Studies
"Perceptions and Realities: Discerning the Relationship Between Mayan Women and the Roman Catholic Church"
Advisor: Professor Susan M. St. Ville…
January 28, 2010
A Distinct Approach: Gender Studies at Notre Dame
Many people see the term “gender studies” and take that to mean “women’s studies.” To be sure, that’s an important part of Notre Dame’s Gender Studies Program.
But Gender Studies isn’t just for women or just about women. Gender Studies applies to everyone – male and female, heterosexual and homosexual — you and me. Gender affects all of us and your understanding of gender will impact your life, whether you go into business, law, medicine, sports, film, or any number of professions.