Colorado College News: Feminist & Gender Studies, Ivy Wappler ('18) to Join The Island School Sun, 10 Jun 2018 15:49:00 MDT <p>Feminist &amp; Gender Studies is proud to announce that Ivy Wappler ('18) earned a position teaching a course entitled "Histories" at The Island School!</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">The Island School</a>, in partnership with&nbsp;the <a href="" target="_blank">Cape Eleuthera Institute</a>,&nbsp;aims to help high school sophomores and juniors "develop a sense of place in students through immersion experiences in the natural and cultural environment; model sustainability of individual lifestyles, larger communities, and the systems that support them; and create an intentional community in which members are cognizant of their abilities, limitations, and effect on others."</p> Joseph LoyaconoBustos ('15) to Join George Washington University Tue, 22 May 2018 11:07:00 MDT <p>Feminist &amp; Gender Studies is proud to announce that Joseph LoyaconoBustos (Feminist &amp; Gender Studies '15) will be pursuing a Master's degree in <a href="" target="_blank">American Studies</a> at <a href="" target="_blank">George Washington University</a> this fall!</p> <p>With the support of a&nbsp;Dean's Office Fellowship and an Americorps Service scholarship, Joseph plans to examine contemporary constructions of masculinity in popular music with a particular focus on Hip-Hop and Punk. More specifically, he intends to highlight these genres' relationship to&nbsp;vulnerability as a core component of a more dynamic masculine identity.</p> Maya Patel ('18) Earns JET Program Teaching Position Mon, 07 May 2018 09:19:00 MDT <p>Feminist &amp; Gender Studies is proud to announce that Maya Patel (Comparative Literature major and Feminist &amp; Gender Studies minor '18) earned an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) position with the&nbsp;Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program (JET) Program!</p> <p>The <a href="" target="_blank">JET Program</a> is an exchange program managed by the government of Japan that sends participants throughout the country to work in schools, with boards of education, and in government offices. As an ALT, Maya will act as a cultural ambassador of the United States and work along side her Japanese counterparts to teach English to children of various ages.</p> Niyat Ogbazghi ('19) Earns Graduate School Exploration Fellowship Thu, 03 May 2018 10:38:00 MDT <p>Feminist &amp; Gender Studies is proud to announce that Niyat Ogbazghi (Feminist &amp; Gender Studies '19) earned a <a href="" target="_blank">Graduate School Exploration Fellowship</a>&nbsp;(GSEF) that will begin at <a href="" target="_blank">Michigan State University</a> this summer!</p> <p>According to the <a href="" target="_blank">Associated Colleges of the Midwest</a>, its GSEF program&nbsp;"funds fellowships that will provide undergraduates at ACM colleges with a robust set of mentoring, career development, and experiential research opportunities beginning in the summer between their sophomore and junior year." Further, the program includes "on-campus structured mentoring opportunities with faculty and staff at the students&rsquo; home institutions during their junior and senior years, and following the junior year, a paid summer research internship on the campus of a <a href="" target="_blank">Big Ten Academic Alliance</a> institution or the <a href="" target="_blank">University of Chicago</a>, in which GSEF fellows work directly with graduate professors and/or graduate students in their field to give them firsthand experience with the benefits of graduate training."</p> <p>At Michigan State, Niyat hopes to work with <a href="" target="_blank">Dr. Jakana Thomas</a>, Associate Professor of Political Science, whose "research focuses on conflict resolution in civil war and the characteristics of violent non-state groups."</p> Anna Regan ('18) to Join Rocky Mountain Prep Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:14:00 MDT <p>Feminist &amp; Gender Studies is proud to announce that&nbsp;Anna Regan (Feminist &amp; Gender Studies &rsquo;18) recently earned a&nbsp;teaching fellowship at <a href="" target="_blank">Rocky Mountain Prep School</a> in Denver, CO! More specifically, Anna will serve as an elementary school teacher for two years while earning a fully-funded Master of Arts in Teaching degree!</p> <p>Rocky Mountain Prep's "mission is to educate scholars with the rigorous academic program, character development, and personalized support necessary to be successful in a four-year college and life." Further, their "vision is to close the opportunity gap that exists between students from low-income households and their wealthier peers."</p> Emma Martin ('18) to Join The Initiative in Denver Mon, 16 Apr 2018 07:32:00 MDT <p>Feminist &amp; Gender Studies is proud to announce that Emma Martin (Feminist &amp; Gender Studies &rsquo;18) recently earned a position at <a href="" target="_blank">The Initiative</a> in Denver as head of their victim advocacy and direct services programs!</p> <p>The Initiative (previously known as the Domestic Violence Initiative or DVI) grew out of a 30+ year-old grassroots project, and it is the only advocacy organization in Colorado that centers its services on the intersection of cross-disability issues and abuse. The Initiative&rsquo;s cross-disability focus includes physical, sensory, cognitive, developmental, mental-health, and health-related abilities, and it is committed to understanding and serving the diverse ways that the identities one holds impacts experiences of abuse. It develops and maintains relationships with community partners and organizations that serve survivors, with a special emphasis on underserved populations. Through its advocacy services and outreach programs, The Initiative strives to create an abuse-free culture for all.</p> Jabu Ndlovu ('19) to Join Final Frame Fri, 13 Apr 2018 10:55:00 MDT <p>Feminist &amp; Gender Studies is proud to announce that&nbsp;Jabu Ndlovu (Film &amp; Media Studies major and Feminist &amp; Gender Studies minor '19) was recently awarded an internship with Final Frame.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Final Frame</a> is&nbsp;an acclaimed post-production company that has worked to provide the finishing touches for various media forms. Having worked with National Geographic, HBO, AMC, Discovery Channel, and numerous&nbsp;Sundance Film Festival submissions. Jabu will be working closely with various media heads whilst the company is expanding their studios in the heart of Manhattan. He will also be helping on set with the new Will Smith and Ang Lee film.</p> Feminist & Gender Studies Welcomes Professor Rosa Norton Tue, 10 Apr 2018 08:16:00 MDT <p>Feminist &amp; Gender Studies&nbsp;would like you to join us in&nbsp;extending a warm welcome to Professor Rosa Norton for the Fall 2018 semester.</p> <p>Professor Norton is a Ph.D.&nbsp;candidate in Sociocultural Anthropology at&nbsp;the University of California,&nbsp;Berkeley. Her doctoral work focuses on problems of memory and materiality along the Mediterranean coastline of Morocco. Grounded in sixteen months of fieldwork, her dissertation project raises questions about how geographical spatial imaginaries and understandings of the colonial and regional past inform contemporary life and urban planning in northern Morocco. Before coming to study at Berkeley, Rosa earned a Master&rsquo;s degree in Near Eastern Studies at New York University and spent a year teaching English with the Fulbright program in Indonesia.</p> <p>She is looking forward to getting to&nbsp;know the students at Colorado College and offering any insight she can give on life after college and pursuing graduate studies. On that note, please spread the word about the exciting courses she's teaching next fall:&nbsp;Secularism, Religion, and Gender in <strong>Block 1</strong>; Gender &amp; Sexuality in the Modern Middle East and its Diaspora in <strong>Block 3</strong>; and Memory and Trauma: Feminist Perspectives in <strong>Block 4</strong>. Please consult the course catalog for more information, including the course descriptions.</p> Baheya Malaty ('18) to Join Summit Public Schools Fri, 16 Mar 2018 08:16:00 MDT <p>Feminist &amp; Gender Studies is proud to announce that Baheya Malaty (Feminist &amp; Gender Studies '18) was recently awarded a fellowship in the <a href="" target="_blank">Summit Learning Teacher Residency Program</a>&nbsp;at <a href="" target="_blank">Summit Public Schools</a> in the Bay Area of California.</p> <p>Summit,&nbsp;a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, consists of seven schools serving close to 2,000 students in California and Washington that aims "to prepare a diverse student population for success in a four-year college or university, and to be thoughtful, contributing members of society."</p> <p>The&nbsp;residency program,&nbsp;designed in collaboration with the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Stanford University Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity</a>,&nbsp;is a one-year program during which residents "are immersed in Summit classrooms while also completing credentialing coursework leading to a California Single Subject Preliminary Teaching Credential and a Master&rsquo;s of Arts in Teaching. The residency program is operated in partnership with <a href="" target="_blank">Alder Graduate School of Education</a> and the <a href="" target="_blank">Gladys L. Benerd School of Education at the University of Pacific</a>." Further, the program aims to help residents learn how to engage "students in deeper learning projects, empowering them as self-directed learners, helping students develop the habits and skills that lead to success, and nurturing them to build a strong sense of community."</p> Savanah McDaniel ('18) Awarded PIFP Fellowship at CCHI Thu, 15 Mar 2018 08:59:00 MDT <p>Feminist &amp; Gender Studies is proud to announce that&nbsp;Savanah McDaniel (Feminist &amp; Gender Studies '18)&nbsp;was recently awarded a year-long fellowship at the <a href="" target="_blank">Colorado Consumer Health Initiative</a> (CCHI) through the&nbsp;<a href="../../offices/publicinterest/" target="_blank">Public Interest Fellowship Program</a>&nbsp;(PIFP).</p> <p>CCHI "is a statewide, non-partisan, non-profit membership organization working so all Coloradans can get affordable, high-quality and equitable health care. CCHI represents 50 nonprofit organizations&mdash;mobilizing well over 500,000 consumers&mdash;to shape effective health care policy." During her fellowship, Savanah&nbsp;will&nbsp;serve as a Policy Fellow, researching healthcare policy changes and lobbying for more accessible and transparent healthcare at the State Capitol.</p> <p>Regarding the PIFP program at Colorado College, President Jill Tiefenthaler notes,&nbsp;&ldquo;At Colorado College, we value active participation in our community and state, and the PIFP is one wonderful way to show our commitment to that value. This program is a win-win! Our students gain valuable experience and mentoring, while local non-profits get bright, talented, and energetic young people who I expect will make real contributions to their organizations.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p>