Any student interested in the minor should contact the Women's and Gender Studies Office at 615-898-5910 or email womenstu@mtsu.edu to arrange for an advising appointment. 

Special Events

Research Series Presentation:

September 15, 2016, 3-4 p.m., Faculty Senate Room 100, James Union Building

Allie Sultan, Department of Electronic Media Communication 
Title: "Women Creating Women: Issues of Representation in the Media"
with a film screening of  Lift Like A Girl  by Allie Sultan

Official Synopsis:
Jenny Lutkins, a 40 year-old mom living in Franklin, TN, has struggled with her weight and body image since giving birth to her son. After endless diets and efforts to get into shape, she found something that clicked for her - CrossFit.
She's now an Olympic weightlifting coach, working with young women to improve not only their bodies and overall health, but their confidence, strength, and ideas of beauty.

The film premiered at the 2016 Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, UT.  It has screened at the 2016 Nashville Film Festival, where it won the Grand Jury award for Best Tennessee Short Documentary, and won the Audience Award of the 2015 Fusion International Documentary Challenge.  



 

April 2016 Research Series Presentation:

Dr. Steph Hendrick, Department of Electronic Media Communication 
Title: When 'Wifey' is on the Front Line: Legitimizing Practices in Female Gamer Tags in Augmented Reality Environments

April 21, 2016, 3-4 p.m., Faculty Senate Room 100, James Union Building


Februrary 2016 Research Series Presentation:

Dr. Jae Turner, Department of History
Title: "Mary E. Hutchinson's Gender Madness"

February 18, 2016, 3-4 p.m., Faculty Senate Room 100, James Union Building


November 2015 Research Series Presentation:

Title: Navigating Sensitive Topics and the IRB Process
Panelists:
Dr. Rudy Dunlap, Assistant Professor, Human Performance PhD program
Tara Prairie, PhD Student, Human Performance PhD program (former compliance officer)Lesley Hanlin, MA Student, Sociology and also GA for Office of Comliance (IRB)
Facilitator:
Dr. Jackie Eller, Interim Vice Provost for Research and Dean, College of Graduate Studies

November 19, 2015, 3-4 p.m., Faculty Senate Room 100, James Union Building
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October 2015 Research Series Presentation:

Title: WGST Graduate Certificate Research in Progress
This panel is made up of current WGST Graduate Certificate Students:

Matthew Byrge - "Gender Violence and Masculinity Within Indigenous Literature and Culture across the Antipodes and Pacific Regions"
Michelle Estes - "'More Closeted than Gayness Itself': The Depiction of Same-Sex Couple Violence in Newspaper Media"
Lori Stephens - "Upskirting: 'The Gaze' and the First Amendment"
Moderator: Dr. Clare Bratten, Professor, Electronic Media Communication.

October 15, 2015, 3-4 p.m., Faculty Senate Room 100, James Union Building


September 2015 Research Series Presentation:

Title: Feminist Ethics and Research
A panel with Drs. Jackie Eller, Interim Vice Provost for Research and Dean, College of Graduate Studies; Ida Fadzillah, Associate Professor, Sociology and Anthropology; and Vicky MacLean, Interim Director, Women’s and Gender Studies/Professor, Sociology and Anthropology.
Moderator: Dr. Clare Bratten, Professor, Electronic Media Communication.

September 17, 2015, 3-4 p.m., Faculty Senate Room 100, James Union Building


April 2014 Research Series Presentation:

Title: Feminist Standpoint and Reflexive Thinking: Graduate Student Research in Progress

The panel is made up of recent WGST Graduate Certificate Students.  Each panelist will describe her reflective process and dual roles as researcher and feminist.  We will follow with a conversation among participants and attendees.

Organizer and Moderator: Vicky M. MacLean, Faculty Advisor, WGST Graduate Certificate

Shelley Maddox - "Feminist Parenting: A Mother's Auto-Ethnographic" (December 2013 Graduation)

JaDee Carathers - "Situating the Self in Reflective Practice: A Methodological Meditation on Feminist Standpoint Epistemology in Qualitative Interviewing on Maternal Sexuality and the Breastfeeding Problematic" (May 2014 Expected)

Shaonta Allen – "My Sister's Keeper: Reflections on Black Sisterhood, Feminist Consciousness, and Sorority Life" (August 2013 Graduation)

Felicia Brown - "Multicultural Identities among Minority Women Living in the US: Toward A Transformative Knowledge" (May 2014 Expected)

April 17, 2014
3-4 p.m., BAS SunTrust Room, N127

Faculty, staff, students, and members of the Murfreesboro community are welcome. Session is free.

Email womenstu@mtsu.edu for more information.

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March 2014 Research Series Presentation:

Dr. Amy Kaufman, Assistant Professor of English
"Medievalism and Masculinity in the Twenty-First Century"

March 20, 2014
3-4 p.m., BAS SunTrust Room, N127

Faculty, staff, students, and members of the Murfreesboro community are welcome. Session is free.

Email womenstu@mtsu.edu for more information.

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 February 2014 Research Series Presentation: 

Dr. Ida Fadzillah Leggett, Associate Professor of Anthropology
"'Beautiful Girls': Exploring the Interconnections between Childhood Studies and Feminist
Studies from an Anthropological Perspective."

February 20, 2014
3-4 p.m., BAS SunTrust Room, N127

Faculty, staff, students, and members of the Murfreesboro community are welcome. Session is free.

Email womenstu@mtsu.edu for more information.

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Fall 2013 Semester Research Series

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Dr. Gretchen R. Webber, Associate Professor of Sociology
"'It's Like Being in Church and Being on a Field Trip': The Date Versus Party Situation in College Students' Accounts of Hooking Up"
3-4 p.m., Honors Building Room 106

Faculty, staff, students, and members of the Murfreesboro community are welcome. Session is free.

Email Dr. Ida Fadzillah Leggett at ida.fadzillah@mtsu.edu or womenstu@mtsu.edu for more information.

 

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October 17, 2013

MTSU Women's & Gender Studies and
The MTSU International Holocaust Studies Conference

present

Women Writers and Filmmakers Address the Holocaust

Moderator: Becky King, English, MTSU

"Gendered Representations of the Nazi Regime: Poets Gertrud Kolmar and Rose Auslander"
Ronit Fischer, Israeli Woman's Cultural Centre, University of Haifa, Israel

"Gender and Narrations on Resistance in Films About the Nazi Concentration Camp Ravensbrück"
Katja S. Baumgärtner, Jewish Studies, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

"Though They Are Mini, They Give Voice to Many: The Power of The Borrowers and Mary Norton's Preservation of the Past"
Lauren Price, English, MTSU

4:20-5:35 p.m., JUB Second Floor

Faculty, staff, students, and members of the Murfreesboro community are welcome. Session is free.

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Spring 2013 Semester Research Series

February 21
Kara McCleland,
Grad Student, Department of Music
"Oh Daddy/Mama, Love Me Good: Work Songs, Civil Rights, and a (Trans)Gendered Dialogue"
3-4 p.m. JUB 100 (Faculty Senate Room)

March 21
Dr. Jessica M.W. Kratzer,
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, Department of Speech and Theatre
"Senior Citizen Sexuality: A Discussion of the Intersection of Sex, Communication, Gender, and Aging"
3-4 p.m. JUB 100 (Faculty Senate Room)


Faculty, staff, students, and members of the Murfreesboro community are welcome. Session is free.

Email Dr. Pat Bradley at pat.bradley@mtsu.edu for more information.

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Women's and Gender Studies
and
Intercultural and Diversity Affairs present

Film Screening and Discussion

Womanish Ways, Freedom, Human Rights, and Democracy: The Women's Suffrage Movement in the Bahamas - 1948-1962
by
Marion Bethel

Thursday, February 14, 2013
2-4 p.m.
KUC Theater, MTSU

ABOUT THE FILMMAKER:
Marion Bethel read law at Cambridge University, England and has worked as an attorney since 1986. She is also a prolific writer. Her works include poetry, short stories, and essays. Ms. Bethel was awarded a James Michener Fellowship by the Caribbean Writers Summer Institute in the Department of English, University of Miami in 1991 and the Casa de las Americas Prize in 1995. Ms. Bethel was born and lives in Nassau, The Bahamas.

Short Introductory Talk:
"When Civil War is Waged by Women"
Dr. Nancy Rupprecht, Professor of History, MTSU

This event is free and open to the public.
Refreshments will be provided.

This event was organized in collaboration with:
International Affairs
President's Commission on the Status of Women

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Fall 2012 Semester presentation by the Women's and Gender Studies Research Series

Thursday, October 18
Dr. Jid Lee, Professor of English
"Writing in Coded Language: Max Frei, A Contemporary Russian Woman Author"
3-4 p.m., JUB 100 (Faculty Senate Room)

Faculty, staff, students, and members of the Murfreesboro community are welcome. Session is free.

Email Dr. Pat Bradley at pbradley@mtsu.edu for more information.

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Thursday, September 20|
Dr. Meredith Dye, Sociology Professor
"My Pathway to Prison: Understanding the Lives of Life-Sentenced Women"
3-4 p.m. JUB 100 (Faculty Senate Room)

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