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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 […]

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.” […]

Women of Color Leadership Conference Presents “A Night of Poetry”

“A Night of Poetry” featuring Azure Antoinette poet, spoken word artist, photographer, youth and arts advocate Antoinette  has been called “the Maya Angelou of the millennial generation.”   She was included in Forbes’s 100 Most Powerful Women in the World issue in 2012 and was featured in a special section titled “Women Helping Women.”   She has […]

UMKC Creative Voices Features Dr. Norma Cantu

Professor Norma Cantu, internationally known scholar of Latina/o and Chicana/o literature and studies, will read from her poetry and prose selections Tuesday, February 12, 7:00 p.m., at the UMKC Student Union Theatre.  The event is open to UMKC students, faculty, and staff, and the Kansas City community. Professor Cantu recently joined the UMKC Department of English […]

GENDER SYMPOSIUM – “Writing Gendered Bodies”

The University of Kansas presents “Writing Gendered Bodies,” highlighting many topics in the interrelated fields of writing, gender, and the body broadly defined. Topics include constructing the post-modern body, performing the gendered body, the racialized body, representing the gendered body, and constructing the non-normative body. Keynote speaker Karla Holloway will speak Friday, February 22, 4:00 […]

Rise and Dream – A CFCA Documentary – Miller Nichols Library

Call for Papers, Panels, & Proposals for the Women’s Studies Section Conference

Women’s Studies Section Annual Conference April 10-13, 2013 Grand Hyatt Denver, Denver, Colorado Western Social Science Association Conference (WSSA) The Women’s Studies Section provides a venue for scholars from many diciplines to discuss issues pertinent to scholarship and leadership among and between traditional discipines involved in Women’s Studies.  The richness of the Women’s Studies Section […]

In Memoriam: Shona Kelly Wray, 1963-2012 ~ Beloved Colleague and Friend

It is with great sadness that we write to share the news that yesterday, May 6, Shona Kelly Wray, our medievalist colleague in the Department of History at UMKC and longtime WGS faculty member, passed away. Having been awarded a prestigious grant, Shona has been on leave this year at Villa I Tatti, the Harvard […]