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GWS welcomes our newest faculty member: Charlie Yi Zhang

Charlie Yi Zhang received his Ph.D. in Gender Studies from Arizona State University in 2013. After joining University of Kentucky in August 2015, he soon found his intellectual home in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies. For the fall of 2015, he taught GWS 250: Social Movements and GWS 302: Gender Across the World—Transnational Perspectives and will teach GWS 200: Sex & Power and GWS 302: Gender Across the World- Masculinities during the spring 2016 semester. In addition to teaching, Dr.

Alumni Spotlight: Joseph Mann

I am indebted to the training I received in Gender & Women’s Studies at University of Kentucky. I came to GWS as a Psychology major interested in bridging theory and praxis in an Honors thesis project. I enrolled in my first GWS class, Social Movements, with Srimati Basu after seeing a flier on campus. Srimati’s enthusiasm for—and willingness to advise—my project was a warm welcome to the department’s diverse, interdisciplinary community of scholars, whose passion for teaching and commitment to students’ success fostered my growth as an academic, writer, and social justice advocate.

25th Volume of disClosure Focuses on “Transnational Lives”

By Jennifer T. Allen

The 25th volume of Social Theory journal disClosure was recently released focusing on the topic of “Transnational Lives.” The issue’s theme brings together a variety of genres, including creative pieces, analytical articles, interviews and art, as it explores concepts related to the topic.

Symposium to Examine War and Gender

The University of Kentucky's Gaines Center for the Humanities, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Working Group on War and Gender, an interdisciplinary group of scholars at UK, are teaming up to present a new program as part of the Gaines Center’s series on violence and the human condition.

A Reading by Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Best American Mystery Stories 2014, Best American Short Stories 2012, Best Sex Writing 2012, A Public Space, McSweeney’s, Tin House, Oxford American, American Short Fiction, West Branch, Virginia Quarterly Review, NOON, The New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, Time, The Los Angeles Times, The Nation, The Rumpus, Salon, and many others. She is the co-editor of PANK. She is also the author of the books Ayiti, An Untamed State, Bad Feminist, and Hunger, forthcoming from Harper in 2016.

This reading is co-sponsored by African American and Africana Studies Program and Department of Gender and Women's Studies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
Recital Hall, Singletary Center for the Arts

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