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WGS Statement on Events at MU

The Women’s & Gender Studies Program at UMKC recognizes and supports the Mizzou student activists who are advocating for institutional change at the University of Missouri. We are concerned about the mental and physical health of our students and their personal safety as this crisis continues. We stand ready to work with students, faculty, and administrators […]

UMKC WGS Graduate Student Research Grants

Guidelines – Fall 2014 Download the application Purpose Women’s and Gender Studies offers research or travel grants of up to $750 for graduate student research initiatives or conference presentations with a Women’s and/or Gender Studies focus. For the 2013 fall semester, WGS has a total of $3,000 to disburse. Please note that applications for graduate […]

Hate Crimes and Gender

By Jessica Hodge Approximately two years ago, I wrote a blog entry on the same issue I am writing about today – the gender category of hate crime law. In the blog entry I wrote two years ago [1], I shared how I was anxiously waiting for the FBI to publish their most recent version of […]

WGS Graduate Research Grant Applications Now Available

Purpose Women’s and Gender Studies offers research or travel grants of up to $750 for graduate student research initiatives or conference presentations with a Women’s and/or Gender Studies focus. For the 2013 fall semester, WGS has a total of $3,000 to disburse. Please note that applications for graduate student research grants will ONLY be accepted […]

Her Art Project @ Plaza Art Fair

RAINN Day @ UMKC

WGS Faculty and Graduate Student Research Grants Announced

The UMKC Women’s & Gender Studies Program is pleased to announce that the following faculty and graduate students have been awarded research grants in April 2013: Faculty Awards Brenda Bethman (WGS and Foreign Languages and Literatures): “Site Visit for Study Abroad Program to Senegal” Miriam Forman-Brunell (History): “Girls in America: A History of Girlhoods” Jane […]

WGS Director Awarded Fulbright Grant

Brenda Bethman, director of the Women’s & Gender Studies Program and the UMKC Women’s Center, and Affiliated Faculty in German in the Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures, has been awarded a Fulbright Grant to attend the 2013 Baden-Württemberg Seminar for American Faculty in German and German Studies. The award includes seminar fees, room and board, and […]

On Prostitution

By Kristi Holsinger The media request came to a few of the faculty in the Criminal Justice and Criminology department at UMKC.  They were looking for an expert to interview about “why prostitutes are easier targets for serial killers than people who work ‘regular’ jobs?” Although I have learned a great deal about prostitution over […]

WGS Faculty Research Grant Applications Due March 11

UMKC WGS Faculty Research Grants Guidelines – 2013 Purpose Women’s and Gender Studies offers research grants of up to $1,000 for WGS faculty research initiatives with a Women’s and/or Gender Studies focus. For academic year 2012-13 WGS has a total of $3,000 to disburse. Types of projects funded Awards are granted for various types of […]