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Message from the Chair

Message from the Chair

Dear GWS Alumni and Friends,

I am writing to welcome everyone to a new academic year. I invite you, our alumni and friends, to come to events, write to us, or make yourself part of the GWS circle at UK in any way. We are looking forward to getting back to the ordinary pleasures of university life: having our undergraduate students join our classrooms to discuss complicated questions; our graduate students set forth on some creative and ambitious fieldwork projects in Kentucky and beyond (this year, around the U.S., Sweden, India, and Thailand); seminars and student events events - often collaboratively across departments and often interdisciplinary - that help us think together about urgent things or inspire us with innovative approaches; writing at our desks; enjoying coffee or tea with colleagues in our bright Breckinridge offices to debate the sublime and the ridiculous; and finding our voice within the city and the state.

I invite you to come join us. Please reach out if you would like to visit us on campus.

Best regards,

Dr. Srimati Basu
Professor and Chair
Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Dr. Basu