Upload new images. The image library for this site will open in a new window.
Upload new documents. The document library for this site will open in a new window.
Show web part zones on the page. Web parts can be added to display dynamic content such as calendars or photo galleries.
Choose between different arrangements of page sections. Page layouts can be changed even after content has been added.
Move this whole section down, swapping places with the section below it.
Check for and fix problems in the body text. Text pasted in from other sources may contain malformed HTML which the code cleaner will remove.
Accordion feature turned off, click to turn on.
Accordion featurd turned on, click to turn off.
Change the way the image is cropped for this page layout.
Cycle through size options for this image or video.
Align the media panel to the right/left in this section.
Open the image pane in this body section. Click in the image pane to select an image from the image library.
Open the video pane in this body section. Click in the video pane to embed a video. Click ? for step-by-step instructions.
Remove the image from the media panel. This does not delete the image from the library.
Remove the video from the media panel.
In 2023, the
Department of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Delaware
will celebrate “50 Years Strong,” the department’s 50th year of teaching
about, studying, and advocating for the rights of women and all
marginalized people. In reality, though, it’s a 15-month celebration,
with events kicking off this fall.
The department offers a bachelor of arts in women and gender studies,
and minors in women and gender studies, sexualities and gender studies,
women in religion, and domestic violence prevention and services.
Majors can choose to concentrate in domestic violence prevention and
services or women in a global perspective. The department also is home
to the Center for the Study and Prevention of Gender-Based Violence.
Students are encouraged to intern with the department’s 15 community
partners, enabling them to integrate what they have learned in the
classroom with practical experience. “We’re really proud of the strong
space we have created for students to grow and build professional
competencies,” said Patricia Sloane-White, department chair.
Students often discover Women and Gender Studies by way of taking a class that fulfills a university or group requirement.
“We teach and impact 3,000 students annually and after this
introduction via a class that fulfills a requirement, some students join
us as minors or double majors,” said Jennifer Naccarelli Reese,
department associate chair. “In particular, a number of students combine
a major or minor in our department with a major in the health
Move this whole section up, swapping places with the section above it.
One such student is Afrin Mirza, a sophomore Honors student majoring in biological sciences with a minor in women and gender studies. Mirza was part of a team that this summer investigated intimate partner violence. “I’ll remember the stories I heard and the experiences of these victims,” said Mirza. “I know this research project will inform my work as a physician.”
The rich history of the department and its faculty and alumni will be commemorated with events and exhibits, such as a historical timeline, and an exhibit in the Special Collections of the Morris Library, which opens in fall 2023. These retrospectives on the department’s history are seen as a springboard for inspiring new paths to justice. “The overall theme of the anniversary is forward-looking, with an emphasis on events that are relevant to our students’ needs and concerns,” said Sloane-White.
Future workshops will focus on HIV/AIDS, violence against women, the impact of war on women, and the Black Lives Matter movement and women
For more information on these and other “50 Years Strong” events, visit the WGS website.
To help the department grow and thrive into the future, you can make a gift in honor of the 50th anniversary celebration.
Article by Margo McDonough, graphics by Christian Derr
Published November 23, 2022