WGSS Featured in Women's Studies Quarterly
October 17, 2022 The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
History of the WGSS PhD program featured in an article by WGSS alums Dr. Barbara Shaw and Dr. Ayu Saraswati.
The article "Women’s Studies and Its Institutionalization as an Interdisciplinary Field: Past, Present, and Future" was written by WGSS alums Dr. Barbara Shaw and Dr. Ayu Saraswati and was published in Women's Studies Quarterly. The article features interviews with three UMD professors who worked to build the program: Claire Moses, who at the time was the chair and graduate chair of the WGSS department, A. Lynn Bolles, and Ruth Enid Zambrana. The conversation sheds light on the historical juncture that led to the development of the WGSS program as intersectional, interdisciplinary, and transnational from its very inception.
You can read the article here.