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Susan Gilman

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National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference Preview

The 2014 National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference will be held November 13-16, in Puerto Rico. Due to intense interest and a record number of applications to present, this will be the largest NWSA conference to date, with over 500 sessions! Below are two library-related panels that are being presented by faculty-librarian teams (including several WGSS-ers), plus the Librarians Task Force Business Meeting. Please consider coming to Puerto Rico. It’s not too late!.. Read More

Fall Reading

As the weather gets colder it’s time to grab a cup of tea, a blanket, and a good book. Here are a few random selections to get you inspired. For more ideas Goodreads has a variety of lists and groups devoted to books relating to Women, Feminism, and LGBTQ individuals, such as the F-Word group and the LGBT bookshelf.   Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay   Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn Read it.. Read More

In the News: A Big Week for Transgender Women

Mount Holyoke became the most recent women’s college to change its policy on the admission of transgender students. Read more in this Chronicle of Higher Ed article. One of Mount Holyoke’s students participating in the campaign, Open Gates, that supports the inclusion of trans women.  Image courtesy of the Open Gates MHC Tumblr Martine Rothblatt, a trans woman, was just named the highest paid female executive in the country. This profile from NY.. Read More