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Graduate Teaching Apprenticeships

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

The Apartment Plot - Pamela Wojcik

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).

Catherine Perry

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,

E. Jane Doering

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!…

Abigail Palko - Director of Undergraduate Studies, Gender Studies

May 28, 2010

Gender Studies welcomes Abigail L. Palko as our first Director of Undergraduate Studies

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

Queering Spanish Culture

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

Compulsory Discrimination against 'Homosexuals and Sex Perverts,' 1935-1969

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.”…

What can body odor tell us about sexual attraction and sexual orientation?

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.…

End of Year Recognition

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

2010 Boehnen Summer Internship Grant Recipients

April 15, 2010 • Categories: Undergraduate Internship Grants and Students

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.…

Winner of the Genevieve D. Willis Thesis Prize

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…

Why Major in Gender Studies?

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.