While not officially connected to the Women’s Studies Department, many students in the Women’s Studies concentration and minors are members of the F-Word, a feminist activist organization that aims to reclaim feminism as a tool to empower young women.
The group focuses on reproductive rights, economic and political advancement, and Women’s issues internationally.
The F-Word has hosted a women’s art show and open mic poetry nights, brought in speakers from the National Organization for Women, organized a “feminist activism fair” with representatives from campus and local feminist groups, and held discussions and forums on various topics such as violence against women and sexual identities and lesbianism in Asian cultures. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women’s Studies Graduate Association
The WSGA is the official graduate student group for students in the joint doctoral programs or certificate programs of Women’s Studies. The Association provides an intellectual community in which to develop professional interests; addresses departmental and university concerns affecting students; puts on events; and fosters collegial peer relations.
Frequently Asked Questions about WSGA
Who is a member of the Association? All students in the graduate programs of University of Michigan’s Department of Women’s Studies are automatically members.
Do I have to attend activities? Activities, while not required, are designed to benefit you.
How can I get more involved? Attend a meeting! There you can sign up to plan upcoming activities.
Past activities have included:
- Bringing speakers to campus
- Providing feedback on practice job talks
- Providing feedback on conference presentations
- Workshopping dissertation chapters, prospectuses, research papers
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