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Unpacking Issues of Gender & Diversity in the Workforce

Jan 18, 2017

Cal Poly Women's and Gender Studies Department Chair, Dr. Jane Lehr to give a talk at the second annual Cal Poly Women's Business Leadership Academy. The talk is entitled Women in the Workforce: Unpacking Issues of Gender and Diversity in the Workforce.

National Women's Studies Association releases a statement in response to the US Presidential Election

Dec 12, 2016

The National Women’s Studies Association released a Statement on Combating the Climate of Fear, Division and Xenophobia in the Wake of the U.S. Presidential Election.

Sandi Clement finds the pathway to Diabetes may be one we overlook...

Dec 12, 2016

There is quite a bit of research over the past three decades which suggests that under conditions of chronic stress, there are certain physiologic changes that occur in the body that might make one more vulnerable to disease.

Elizabeth Adan recognized as an outstanding Mustang Mentor

Dec 6, 2016

On Thursday, December 1, 2016 at the Cal Poly vs. St Mary's Women's Basketball game, our Women's & Gender Studies faculty, Elizabeth Adan, was recognized for her contributions as an outstanding Mustang Mentor. Thank you for all that you do and congratulations Dr. Adan!

2016-17 Scholarship Recipients

Jul 11, 2016

The Women's & Gender Studies Department is thrilled to announce the 2016-17 academic year scholarship recipients. 

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May 20, 2016

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Sprinkle Vol. 9 Published

Feb 22, 2016

Sprinkle, a peer-reviewed undergraduate Feminist and Queer Studies journal originally conceived in 2007 as a collection of student works from the McGill Sexual Diversity Studies course, seeks academic submissions for the Spring 2016 edition. Papers should be no more than 3000 words in length, in APA format, and show critical engagement with issues of gender and sexuality from all disciplines. We encourage submissions to explore the intersection of gender and sexuality with other social identities (race, class, dis/ability, etc.), however this is not required. We may also consider a small number of creative submissions (i.e. poetry, short stories, etc.).

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2015-16 Scholarships

May 19, 2015

The Women's & Gender Studies Department is thrilled to announce the following scholarship recipients for the 2015-16 academic year:

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Cal Poly to Celebrate Feminist and Queer Studies Journal Launch May 29

May 19, 2015

Cal Poly will host a celebration for the release of the 2015 issue of Sprinkle: An Undergraduate Journal of Feminist and Queer Studies from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 29, at the Steynberg Gallery in San Luis Obispo.

Interdisciplinary Research on Recruiting Women to Engineering Wins National Award

May 15, 2015

Cal Poly faculty members Jane Lehr and Helene Finger and ethnic studies alumna Beverley Kwang were recognized by the American Society of Engineering Education for their research into increasing the number of college women who enroll in engineering disciplines.


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