Special Speaker Event:
On the Road to Xicana Conciencia: A Reading & Conversation with Cherrie Moraga
6:00 pm Wednesday April 3, 2013 Corbett Center Auditorium
For more information: http://www.nmsu.edu/~wstudies/cherrie-moraga.html
An Intimate Conversation with Maestra Moraga and Students
Thursday, April 4
Conroy Honors Center
Commons Room #105
This a special event for Women's Studies majors and minors, students, invited guests, and Sponsors.
Reception in honor of Maestra Moraga begins at 1:00pm
Recipients of the Women's Studies Paper Award will also be announced at reception
Women's Studies Coffee With the Deans
Breland Hall-Women's Studies Offices
Join us in Breland Rm 128 for coffee, danishes, and conversation.
Thursday, 07 March 2013
Happy Women's History Month!
Aggies Rising for ONE BILLION RISING EVENT
Feb 14 from 10-2 @ the base of Tortugas "A" Mountain come together to raise awareness through dancing, singing, speaking out, and more. Please register for the event to help put Las Cruces and NMSU on the map of ONE BILLION RISING.
Teach-In/Rally in Support of Idle No More
On Junary 28th, Dr. Luna and her WS 202 (Representing Women Across Cultures) students are leading a teach-in/rally in solidarity with the Idle No More movement at 11:30am at the Corbett Main Entrance.
Dr. Williams travels to SIROW (Southwest Institute for Research on Women) to discuss current state of regional Women's and Gender Studies Programs and Departments.
NWSA (National Women's Studies Association) 2012
Dr. Hamzeh will be presenting at this years NWSA conference. Here is her work: "Deveiling a double hijabophobia: The alliance of Islamic nations and FIFA in the ban of muslim women football players wearing a 'hijab'." Dr. Williams and Jonet will also be in attendance.
NMSU Women's Studies Food Pantry Project
In honor of Make a Difference Day (26 October 2012), the Women's Studies Program will be jointly contributing nonperishable food items to the newly opened food pantry benefitting NMSU students and staff. This food pantry is intended to provide emergency nonperishable food assistance to those in need in the NMSU community.
To participate bring nonperishable food items to:
Breland 127 or 129 on M & T from10am-12pm or Breland 129 W from 1pm-5pm. You can also contact a Women's Studies faculty member to arrange additional drop-offs. (email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com)
The Women's Studies Program will be collecting nonperishable food items until October 26th.
Women's Studies Paper Award
The Women's Studies Program announces a competition for the best student research paper on subject areas related to women, gender, or their intersection with race, class, sexuality, or nation. The award recognizes excellent student scholarship in the field of Women Studies by NMSU students. Entries will be reviewed by an interdisciplinary committee of Women's Studies faculty. Winners will be announced during Women's History Month in March 2013. The competition is open to all current students at New Mexico State University. An award of $150.00 will be given for the best undergraduate paper and $200.00 for best graduate paper.
Entries must have been prepared for a course, seminar, independent study, or internship (or one that is cross-listed with WS) at NMSU for the Women's Studies Program and should represent the student's original work. The submitter must be the sole author. Limit one submission per student.
Rules for Submission
· The title of the paper, your name, Banner ID #, email address, name of the class for which the paper was prepared, instructor and semester taken, and classification (undergraduate or graduate) must be submitted as a separate document.
· All entries must be 10-25 pages (12 pt font) including Work Cited, typed, and double-spaced.
· Each entry must clearly have a title on the first page. The Author's name must not appear anywhere on the paper.
· Entries and Info documents should be submitted as email attachments (PDF, RTF, or .DOC) to Dr. Laura Williams, Director of the Women's Studies Program at firstname.lastname@example.org
· Entries that do not follow these guidelines will not be accepted.
The deadline to submit a paper is 31 January 2013
Dr. Luna Participates in NMSU Event
Dr. Jennie Luna is participating in the NMSU Hispanic Faculty/Staff Caucus's 2012 Leadership Summit "Adelante: Leading Through the Arts." The conference goes from Wed. 9/12-Sat. 9/15. Dr. Luna's session will be Sept. 13, 2.30-3.45! Here are the details.
Thursday SEPT 13
Raising Consciousness and Community Building-Faculty/Staff Leadership Panel (2:30-3:45PM)
"Non-conventional Methodologies in Teaching & Advising"
Moderator: Anita Hernández, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Curriculum & Instruction, NMSU
Rene Guillaume, Director of Upward Bound, NMSU
Jennie Luna, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Women's Studies, NMSU
Tony Marín, Ph.D., Director of Student Success Services, NMSU
Marisol Ruiz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Curriculum & Instruction, NMSU
Book Launch for Dr. Manal Hamzeh's Pedagogies of DeVeiling
A book launch and signing on April 26 at 4-5:30 in OH 111 is being held for WS professor Dr. Manal Hamzeh's Pedagogies of DeVeiling (published through Information Age Press).
Copies of the book are currently for sale with SOC/WS secretary Diana Furman ($45.99 regular price and $30 for students).
Women's Studies Panel at NMSU Diversity Conference
Entire WS core faculty will participate in a round table discussion over diversity in the WS classroom at the NMSU Diversity Conference on March 8th 3:45-5:00 in the Ventanas Room at the Farm and Ranch Museum.
Coffee with the Deans
Join WSP and the Department of Sociology on March 1st to kick off Women's History Month with our annual Coffee with the Deans at 8:30, Room 292 Science Hall.
WS Faculty Blogging for International Women's Day
On March 8th WS faculty will be joining bloggers and organizations around the world to call attention to the education and aspirations of girls in our global environment. Bloggers are asked to address on of the following points:
- How can we, as a culture and as members of the global community, involve, educate, and inspire girls in a positive way?
- Describe a particular organization, person, group or moment in history that helped to inspire a positive future and impact the minds and aspirations for girls.
Check out our Blogging for International Women's Day page for More Info!
Dr. Williams, Dr. Jonet, and NMSU WS Students Present Papers at the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference in Albuquerque in February
Papers and Panels:
Panel Chaired by Dr. Williams: "Hunger and Thirst in Literature"
Paper by Dr. Williams: "Consuming Grief and Eating Ashes in 12 Days"
Panel Presenting with Dr. Jonet on the topic of Gender in Contemporary European Literature and Film
Session Chair: Julia Smith
"Deneuve, Junon: Constructing Adult Motherhood in Un Conte de Noël and Après Lui " by M. Catherine Jonet
"Her Ever Changing Moods: La Double Vie de Veronique and the Schizoid Ghost" by Alheli Harvey
"I Am My Mother's Daughter: Postmemory and Queer Spectrality in Almodovar's Volver" by Erin Ann Easley
"Parental Control and the Deviant Female in the Films of Micheal Hanke" by Julia Smith
"Public and Private: Female Activists and the Central European Samizdat" by Karen Trujillo
"Constructing Gender in Persepolis and Persepolis 2" by Whitney Schmidt
"Cupcake Bras, Meat Dresses, and Other Fashionable Goodies: Contemporary Female Pop Stars Exploit Food as Sex Metaphors" by Jessica Pizana
Papers Relating from Course Work in NMSU WS Classes:
"The Dude Abides: A Content Analysis of The Big Lebowski from a Feminist Viewpoint" by Bryan Lewis,Dr. Jonet's Gender, Feminism, & Pop Culture Course
"Teeth: Biting Through the Sexual Stereotype Landscape" by Sasha Richardson , Dr. Williams's Gender and Horror Course
Friends of Women's Studies also Presenting at the Conference:
"The Girl(?) Who Was on Fire: Gender Performativity in Post-Apocalyptic Panem" by Heather Lang
"Liberation and Sacrifice: Spike's Role as the 'New Man' in Buffy the Vampire Slayer" by Lisa Lisenbee
"Eurocentrism and Appropriation in Kubrick's The Shining" by Jesse Munoz
Professor Benanti Represent Women's Studies at SIROW
Professor Benanti represents our Women's Studies Program at SIROW (Southwest Institute for Research on Women, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, The University of Arizon) taking place at San Antonio, TX in January.
Donna Brazile Comes to NMSU
Black Programs, the Women's Studies Program, and the Office of the Provost Presents Ms. Donna Brazile.
She will be speaking on campus on Monday, March 14, 2011 at 7 p.m. in the CC West Ballroom.
Donna Brazile is a CNN analyst, who is well informed about
the socio-economic and political climate within America. Besides being a
political analyst, she is also a feminist and educationist who comments on
issues of diversity. Her commentaries include political inclusion of the
underclass, educational access for minorities and pluralism for those on the
margins of society.
We hope you can all join Black Programs and Women's Studies in welcoming Ms. Donna Brazile to our campus.
Yes, We Are Still Dancing Art and Poetry by Southwest Women:Book Reading and Reception in Honor of International Women's Day
March 8, 2011
3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.
4th floor outside of the
Caroline E. Stras Research Room
Flyer for event
Sponsored by the NMSU Women's Studies Program, Department of Sociology, NMSU Library,and the Frontera Women's Foundation
Guerrilla Girls Perform on March 11
In Honor of the 20th anniversary of the Women's Studies Program the Guerrilla Girls will perform on March 11 and Alma d'Arte High School/Court Youth Center. Tickets for General Audience are $12.00 and $5.00 for Students. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster and Pan Am Center. See the 20th Anniversary/Guerrilla Girls page for more info.
20th Anniversary: the Guerilla Girls at NMSU in 2010
In 2010, the Women's Studies Program invited the Guerilla Girls to perform. Perhaps needless to say, this was quite an event and an incedible way to celebrate 20 years at NMSU!
Images from Women's History Month Opening Reception, March 2009 and student art.
Opening Reception Photos by Beth Sitzler
Teaching Academy Gala, April 2009
Faculty members averaged 58 hours of training per person to earn The Most Distinguished Department award. Dr. Jonet completed more than 100 hours of training to be honored as one of the Top 5 Distinguished Members.
Women's Studies Program
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001
Phone Number: (575) 646-3448