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The Vagina Monologues Auditions

Auditions for the 2014 V-Day at UMKC are being held Friday, Nov 8 – 3:00 to 7:00 Saturday, Nov 9 – Noon to 3:00 Tuesday, Nov 12 – 4:00 to 6:00 Auditions are held at the UMKC Women’s Center.  No memorization or experience required! For more information or to reserve a time slot, please contact […]

Apply for the Women’s Council Graduate Assistance Fund

UMKC Women’s Council 2014 Graduate Assistance Fund application process is open until 5:00 p.m., December 2nd.  Female graduate students in a post-baccalaureate approved program of study may apply. Funding requests are up to $2,000, and the funds may be used for research projects, scholarly activities, travel-to-present papers, workshop attendance, and other special needs. For more […]

Emily Wilding Davison – Suffragette Martyr?

By Dr. Jennifer Frangos, Department of English On a recent visit to the Museum of London with a friend, I found myself in front of a display case of artifacts from the Women’s Suffrage movement in Britain in the 1910s. (If you’re a PBS drama fan, you’ll remember the WSPU protest marches along Oxford Street […]

UMKC Police Department Presents R. A. D. Training

The Rape Aggression Defense Basic Personal Defense System is a national program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques taught for women only.  All courses are taught by nationally certified R.A.D. instructors. R.A.D. provides information on physical and non-physical optons, as well as insight into the attacker mindset.  The system will provide students with the knowledge […]

Dr. Kristi Holsinger – Women, Crime & Criminal Justice

Virtually every semester, students in my Criminal Justice and Criminology classes want to know if I am watching any number of criminal justice system related television series (CSI, Law and Order, Criminal Minds, Lockup, Oz, etc.).  My answer in the past has always been, “No, first we don’t have cable and second, I can’t stand […]

Getting Medieval: Have We Really Progressed?

By Dr. Linda Mitchell, Martha Jane Phillips Starr Missouri Distinguished Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies I had just finished writing an assessment of a new book on divorce medieval-style for the promotion file of a colleague at another university, in which she had described the kinds of spousal abuse that might lead to a legal […]

Dr. Jennifer Phegley Awarded the 2013 Curran Fellowship for Research and the WGS Faculty Research Grant

Dr. Jennifer Phegley, Professor and Co-Chair, Department of English, was awarded the 2013 Curran Fellowship for Research on the 19th-Century Press by the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals.  She also recently received a Women’s and Gender Studies Faculty Research Grant for her project on mid-19th century niche-market periodicals for women, boys, and girls. Dr. Phegley […]

Dr. Virginia Blanton Awarded a 2013 NEH Digital Humanities Startup Grant

Dr. Virginia Blanton, English; Dr. Jeff Rydberg-Cox, English and Classics; and Dr. Nathan Oyler, Chemistry have been awarded a 2013 National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Humanities Startup Grant for their proposal A Digital Studio for the Optical and Chemical Analysis of Manuscripts and Printed Books.  The grant provides $59,896 to begin a project in […]

Recent Publications from Dr. Kristi Holsinger, Dept of Criminal Justice & Criminology

We are pleased to announce recent publications for Dr. Kristi Holsinger, Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology. Book 2012 Teaching Justice: Solving Social Justice Problems through University Education. Farnham, England: Ashgate. Refereed Articles Submitted:   Hodge, Jessica and Kristi Holsinger, “Assessing the Status of Gender-Specific Programs through the Lens of Juvenile Justice Staff.” […]

The Feminist Prison – Dr. Kristi Holsinger, Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology

It was a surprising email.  A prestigious professor from graduate school wrote out of the blue asking me to write a book chapter for a new book he had envisioned and recently received a contract for.  The book title was The American Prison: Imagining a Different Future.  Great idea!  I am not a big fan […]