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Graduates in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (GWGSS) at Penn State

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The mission of the GWGSS is to represent and support the interests of graduate student majors and minors in Women’s Studies, as well as those who are interested in or affiliated with the program. The GWGSS exists to enrich the experience of said graduate students through creating intellectual networks and providing leadership, social, and professional opportunities, as well as to ensure adequate and fair representation of graduate student interests within the Women’s Studies program. The GWGSS accomplishes these goals through various events intended to promote intellectual community both within the graduate student community and between graduate students and faculty.

Officers 2017-2018

  • President: Liz Schoppelrei (Comparative Literature, they/them/their)
  • Vice President & Treasurer: Lars Stoltzfus-Brown (Mass Communications, they/them/theirs)
  • Secretary: Yi-Ting Chang (English Literature, she/her/her)
  • Graduate Representative to Website Committee: Colleen Unroe (Adult Education & Comparative and International Ed, she/her/hers)

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Interested in studying gender? Curious about interdisciplinarity? Want to meet people from other departments at the university? The Graduates in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies organization welcomes grad students from all fields of study to join. We have several social and scholarly events planned for the year that will get you talking and get you thinking. If you are interested in hearing about our events, please join our listserv and ANGEL group. To join the listserv, send an email to Jason Traverse, and you will be added posthaste! We look forward to hearing from you.