Emory Women's Studies

Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Emory University

Congratulations to our 2nd year student, Abidemi Fasanmi whose paper “When Sex Becomes Health and Empowerment”, has been accepted for presentation at the 7th Global Conference on PERSONS AND SEXUALITIES, to be held in Montreal, Canada, from Monday October 20th to Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Why it’s the relatively wealthy who spread Ebola

WGSS Professor Pamela Scully is co-teaching an online course in the Fall through Coursera. She is one of a few people selected to teach one of the inaugural classes. Her class is on Understanding Violence. 
Violence is among the top three leading causes of injury and death in the US and globally. The class will focus on different disciplinary approaches and perspectives to understanding and potentially preventing violence.
https://www.coursera.org/course/violence

WGSS Professor Pamela Scully is co-teaching an online course in the Fall through Coursera. She is one of a few people selected to teach one of the inaugural classes. Her class is on Understanding Violence. 

Violence is among the top three leading causes of injury and death in the US and globally. The class will focus on different disciplinary approaches and perspectives to understanding and potentially preventing violence.

https://www.coursera.org/course/violence

WGSS News

WGSS PhD Alum Alicia Decker is moving to a tenured position as Associate Professor of Women’s Studies and African Studies at Penn State University in Fall 2014.  

Congrats!  

She had two new books coming out this year: check them out.  Decker, Alicia C., and Andrea L. Arrington. Africanizing Democracies: 1980-Present.New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.  Decker, Alicia C. In Idi Amin’s Shadow: Women, Gender, and Militarism in Uganda. Athens: Ohio University Press, forthcoming 2014.

WGSS News

In the new issue, Ms. features Storyteller by Janell Hobson (WGSS alum)

Nigerian-born author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is not only one of the foremost writers of the day but a feminist role model, inspiring everyone from young girls to Beyonce with such words as these from her TED talk:

“We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller.  We say to girls, ‘You can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful,’ …Feminist: the person who believes in the social, political and economic equality of the sexes.”

Scholar and writer Janell Hobson recently spoke with Adichie about feminism, her novels, their movie versions, religious extremism, complicating the black experience, Internet culture and using writing to build bridges.

The NEW issue of Ms. is now availableat www.msintheclassroom.com.

Are The Lips a Grave?: Book Discussion with Lynne Huffer at Charis Books & More 

Congratulations Dohyun Ahn

Dohyun Ahn won the Boisfeuillet Jones medal.

The Boisfeuillet Jones Medals were established, designed, and initially endowed by DVS Senior Society to honor Boisfeuillet Jones, a DVS alumnus and one of Emory’s most prominent and distinguished graduates. Representing what was special and unique about Jones, recipients are selected for their good citizenship, outstanding leadership, devoted service to Emory and the community, academic performance, and potential to become a ‘Change Agent’ in their chosen profession and society at large.

https://www.alumni.emory.edu/news-and-media/wire/archives/2011/09/04-secretsocieties.html