November 11, 2019

Dynamic Decade: Women’s and Gender Studies Program Turns 10

Six years after graduating from the University of Mary Washington, Sam Carter ’14 still draws daily on some of the lessons she learned as an undergrad. “Everyone has a different cultural experience,” said Carter, a Women’s and Gender Studies major who’s now a digital director for the House Budget Committee majority staff. “It’s important that […]

Dynamic Decade: Women’s and Gender Studies Program Turns 10

UMW students listen as Women’s and Gender Studies faculty and alums gather together to celebrate the program’s 10th anniversary. Photo by Karen Pearlman.

UMW students listen as Women’s and Gender Studies faculty and alums gather together to celebrate the program’s 10th anniversary. Photo by Karen Pearlman.

Six years after graduating from the University of Mary Washington, Sam Carter ’14 still draws daily on some of the lessons she learned as an undergrad.

“Everyone has a different cultural experience,” said Carter, a Women’s and Gender Studies major who’s now a digital director for the House Budget Committee majority staff. “It’s important that we understand that.”

Carter was back on campus yesterday to celebrate the program’s 10th anniversary. Through this interdisciplinary major, students explore the intersections of gender, race, class, ethnicity and sexual orientation to gain an understanding of the breadth of human experience. Graduates use the perspectives they acquire in the classroom to inform careers in such fields as media, law, health, education and social work, and to influence and inspire future generations. Read more. 

Archaeological evidence shows that vitamin C deficiency wiped out an entire town (Food News)

Poska Wins Research Grants For Book Project

Professor of History Allyson M. Poska has been awarded three research grants for her new book project Contested Equality: Smallpox Vaccination in the Spanish Empire (1803-1810).

The grants include: a Franklin Research Grant from the American Philosophical Society and a Council of American Overseas Research Centers’ National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Research Fellowship. Poska was also named an inaugural recipient of Project Development Grant from the American Council of Learned Societies.  She will be conducting research in Spain and Mexico during her upcoming sabbatical.

Book brief: UMW history professor wins book prize (The Free Lance-Star)

Poska Wins Book Prize

Allyson M. Poska, professor of history, has won the 2016 best book prize from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women for her Gendered Crossings: Women and Migration in the Spanish Empire.

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Talk to focus on Spanish women traversing Atlantic in 18th century (Grand Valley Lanthorn)

Poska Publishes New Book

Allyson Poska, professor of history and program chair of Women’s and Gender Studies, has published a new book, Gendered Crossings: Women and Migration in the Spanish Empire (University of New Mexico Press, 2016). A preview of the book can be found here.

Study: Crew that Sailed with Columbus Suffered Scurvy (USA Today)

Poska to Present Lansdowne Lecture

Allyson M. Poska, professor of history and program chair of women’s and gender studies, will give a presentation for the annual Lansdowne Lectures at the University of Victoria on Thursday, Jan. 30. The lecture, History, the Humanities, and the Promise of Possibilities, discusses the humanities as the foundation of intellectual innovation.