Colorado College News: Feminist & Gender Studies, Christie Ma '19 to attend the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute Fri, 05 Jun 2020 19:31:00 MDT <p>Feminist and Gender Studies is proud to announce that Christie Ma (Feminist and Gender Studies &lsquo;19) will be attending the <a href="">Vancouver Art Therapy Institute</a> starting this fall.&nbsp; The Vancouver Art Therapy Institute is a recognized training facility by the Canadian Art Therapy Association.&nbsp; Its graduate-level program trains art therapists using a meta-theoretical and client-centered approach. Upon completion of the program, Christie will be a registered Art Therapist in Canada.</p> Susanna Penfield (‘20) joins the National Alliance of Community Development Tue, 05 May 2020 10:17:00 MDT <p>Please join me in congratulating our very own Susanna Penfield (Feminist and Gender Studies and Political Science double major, &lsquo;20) who will &nbsp;begin a year-long position as Program Assistant for the <a href="">National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations (NACEDA)</a> in Washington, DC starting this June. Sponsored by both AmeriCorps and the Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development (CNHED), the program assistant will support NACEDA in further building the capacity of state and regional community development associations to provide support to locally-based organizations that serve low- and moderate-income communities across the country.&nbsp;</p> <p>Congratulations Susanna!</p> Sakina Bhatti (‘22) Elected CCSGA President Tue, 05 May 2020 09:33:00 MDT <p>Please join me in congratulating our very own Sakina Bhatti (Feminist and Gender Studies and Political Science double major, &lsquo;22) on her recent election as President of the <a href="../../other/ccsga/index.html">Colorado College Student Government Association (CCSGA)</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>According to the CCSGA website, &ldquo;The Colorado College Student Government Association (CCSGA) is comprised of members democratically elected by the Colorado College student body. CCSGA gives students a crucial role in the campus-wide development of an enriching college experience. CCSGA strives to make life at Colorado College not only intellectual, but also enjoyable and meaningful. In addition to being a source of support for student organizations and events, CCSGA is also a forum for cooperative action and provides a voice calling for progress. CCSGA is dedicated to the improvement of Colorado College and is driven by the passion and determination of its students.&rdquo;</p> <p>Congratulations Sakina!</p> Hailey Corkery (’20) to Attend the JD Program at NYU Law School Thu, 16 Apr 2020 09:21:00 MDT <p>Feminist &amp; Gender Studies is proud to announce that Hailey Corkery (Feminist &amp; Gender Studies and Sociology double major '20) will be joining the JD Program at <a href="">New York University School of Law</a> to pursue a career in public service, starting this fall.&nbsp;</p> Dorsa Djalilzadeh (18') to attend the MA Program in Near Eastern Studies at NYU Mon, 13 Apr 2020 18:30:00 MDT <p>Feminist &amp; Gender Studies is proud to announce that Dorsa Djalilzadeh (Feminist &amp; Gender Studies and Political Science double major '18) will be joining the&nbsp;<a href="">MA Program in Near Eastern Studies at NYU</a>&nbsp;this coming fall. &nbsp;Dorsa has also been awarded a prestigious fellowship, which will cover her tuition expenses for the first year of the program.</p> Dr. Nadia Guessous Published in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society Wed, 04 Mar 2020 08:33:00 MST <p>Dr. Nadia Guessous (Assistant Professor and Interim Director of Feminist and Gender Studies) was recently published in <em><a href="">Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society</a></em> (Volume 45, Number 3, spring 2020).</p> <p>Recognized as the leading international journal in women&rsquo;s and gender studies, <em>Signs</em> is at the forefront of new directions in feminist scholarship.&nbsp; <em>Signs</em> publishes pathbreaking articles, review essays, comparative perspectives, and retrospectives of interdisciplinary interest addressing gender, race, culture, class, nation, and sexuality. Whether critical, theoretical, or empirical, articles published in <em>Signs</em> generate theories, concepts, analytical categories, and methodological innovations that enable new ways of thinking, new ways of seeing, and new ways of living.</p> <p>Based on extensive fieldwork with founding members of the Moroccan feminist movement who come out of a leftist political tradition, &ldquo;Feminist Blind Spots and the Affect of Secularity: Disorienting the Discourse of the Veil in Contemporary Morocco&rdquo; provides an ethnography of leftist feminist aversion toward the hijab (modern headscarf) in contemporary Morocco. The article situates the preoccupation with the hijab among Moroccan secular feminists within a broader affective economy and civilizational discourse about the veil that contributes to its intensity and tenacity. It argues that this incitement to discourse about the hijab conscripts Moroccan secular-leftist feminists into a global moral panic that prevents them from engaging with veiled and nonsecular women on their own (diverse) terms or being in solidarity with them. It also keeps them conveniently invested in the Orientalist idea that feminism in places like Morocco requires vigilance against the threat of religion and tradition rather than the conscripting logics of colonialism, capitalism, and neoliberalism. In doing so, the article suggests that the discourse of the veil not only perpetuates notions of Western superiority and makes lives less livable for Muslim minorities in the West, it also keeps postcolonial feminists embroiled in the Western battle of the veil and estranged from each other.</p> Maya Patel '18 to attend UCLA Masters Program in Asian American Studies Thu, 27 Feb 2020 19:10:00 MST <div style="box-sizing: inherit; color: #212529; font-family: 'Crimson Pro', serif; font-size: 18px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial;"> <p style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1rem;">Feminist &amp; Gender Studies is proud to announce that&nbsp;Maya Patel (Feminist &amp; Gender Studies Minor, Comparative Literature Major '18) will be joining the&nbsp;<a style="box-sizing: inherit; color: #812b19; text-decoration: underline; background-color: transparent; touch-action: manipulation;" href="">UCLA Masters Program in Asian American Studies</a>&nbsp;this coming fall.</p> </div> Eden Lumerman ('19) to attend the MA Program in Near Eastern Studies at NYU Mon, 24 Feb 2020 14:51:00 MST <p>Feminist &amp; Gender Studies is proud to announce that Eden Lumerman (Feminist &amp; Gender Studies and Political Science double major '19) will be joining the <a href="">MA Program in Near Eastern Studies at NYU</a> this coming fall. &nbsp;Eden has also been awarded a prestigious MacCracken Fellowship, which will cover her tuition, fees, and expenses for the duration of the program (two years). &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Judy Fisher ('20) Accepted into Purdue Ph.D and UCLA MA Programs Thu, 06 Feb 2020 14:09:00 MST <p>Feminist &amp; Gender Studies is proud to announce that&nbsp;Judy Fisher (Feminist &amp; Gender Studies '20) has been offered admissions to the <a href="">Purdue American Studies Ph.D. program</a>, where she has also been awarded a <strong>Purdue Doctoral Fellowship.</strong> "This highly competitive and prestigious award is given only to the most outstanding applicants to Purdue University."</p> <p>Judy has also been offered admissions to the prestigious <a href="">American Indian Studies MA Program at UCLA</a>, which is ranked among the best in the field.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Niyat Ogbazghi ('19) Joins 5280 Magazine Tue, 19 Nov 2019 11:08:00 MST <p>Feminist &amp; Gender Studies is proud to announce Niyat Ogbazghi (Feminist &amp; Gender Studies '19) was recently hired in a Marketing internship at <em><a href="" target="_blank">5280: Denver's Mile High Magazine</a></em>.</p> <p>According to&nbsp;<em>5280</em>, which started in 1993,&nbsp;its&nbsp;stories like &ldquo;Denver&rsquo;s Top Doctors,&rdquo; &ldquo;Denver&rsquo;s Best Bargains,&rdquo; and their annual restaurant guide &ldquo;quickly became the focus of discussions at cocktail parties and water coolers all over town, not to mention frequent coverage in other area media. Today&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>5280</em>&nbsp;has more readers than any local magazine in Colorado. In fact, in Denver,&nbsp;<em>5280</em>&nbsp;outsells most national publications.&rdquo;</p>