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WGSS Announces Spring Events

February 08, 2021 The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

WGSS Spring Events Schedule: Social Justice Hangouts, Career Development, and Harriet Tubman Day offer something for everyone

Harriet Tubman Day Call for Submissions

February 03, 2021 The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Help us celebrate Harriet Tubman Day by submitting artwork that celebrates what Harriet Tubman means to you or what it means to you that our name now honors her.  

New video introduces the department and programs

February 03, 2021 The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Check out this video to learn more about the department and this new website

Inside Higher Ed

Waiting Game

November 04, 2020 The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Some students at colleges in the Washington, D.C., area were actively demonstrating alongside local organizations near the White House, but Tuesday was a mostly quiet night on campuses as results of the 2020 presidential election slowly trickled in.

Medium.com

Trauma Seizures: PNES and Disability Invisibility

October 15, 2020 The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

It’s estimated that 70% of people with PNES are young women.

Maryland Today

Women’s Studies Chooses Icon of Freedom as Namesake

September 17, 2020 The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Abolitionist, suffragist Harriet Tubman symbolizes department’s commitment to values.

Ruth Enid Zambrana Co-Authors ‘Equity and Inclusion’ Guidebook

September 15, 2020 The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

The new guidebook for college and university leaders draws from the Distinguished University Professor’s book and a 2018 conference.

UMD Names Academic Department After Legendary Marylander Harriet Tubman

September 04, 2020 The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Scholarship on Tubman’s life and works will be incorporated into curricula, programming and service impacting the entire campus.

The Diamondback

UMD Finds New Undocumented Coordinator, Announces New Women’s Studies Dept. Name

September 04, 2020 The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies in the Diamondback

Professor of Women’s Studies Ruth Enid Zambrana Named Distinguished University Professor

July 09, 2020 The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Zambrana is a renowned and pioneering interdisciplinary scholar and mentor.