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University of Florida

Eminent Scholar Helene Cixous
Visits UF

It was an honor to have the theorist, playwright,
author and activist, Hel6ne Cixous visit the UF campus
on October 13-15. Cixous is considered one of the
foremost thinkers of modern feminism. Her visit was
organized by the France-Florida Research Institute
(UF) in association with the Cultural Services of the
French Embassy, the Department of English, the Center
for Women's Studies and Gender Research, and the
Institute for the Psychological Study of the Arts. In addi-
tion to giving lectures and holding a roundtable discus-
sion, Cixous was invited by the CWSGR to a working
luncheon with graduate students and faculty.
The luncheon was arranged by Dr. Tace Hedrick
(CWSGR/English), and brought together students from
various disciplines for the unique opportunity to engage
in dialogue with Cixous. In preparation for the luncheon
each participant read Cixous's essay, "My Algeriance," in
which Cixous expresses her complicated feelings about
her nationality and her identity as a Jewish woman born
in Algeria under French colonization. The essay provided
ample material for an informal discussion which involved

Eleanor Smeal Receives
Honorary Doctorate of
Law from UF

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Ralf Remshardt, Dr. Julian Wolreys, Dr. Helene Cixous, and Dr. Carol
an analysis of women's writing as confessional, the use of
poetic language as a writing device, and the question of
Feminism itself. Cixous clarified that she does not refer
to herself as a feminist due to the political nature of the
term in France, and she explained, "I am a poet, that's all,"
emphasizing that feminism needs to go beyond just seeking
women's equality with men. She believes we must change
society's way of thinking as a whole.
Later in the afternoon, Cixous participated in a roundtable
discussion answering questions by selected faculty members
including, Sylvie Blum-Reid (Romance Languages and
I see Cixous page 6

Ms. Smeal received a Master of
Arts in Political Science from UF in
1963. The University awarded the
political activist an honorary doctorate
in Law at the May 2003 graduation
ceremonies. The Center honored
Smeal at a luncheon where Dr. Angel
Kwolek-Folland read from her nomi- Eleanor Smeal with Dr. Angel Kwolek-Folland and
nating letter which highlighted some other members of the Women's Studies Department
of Ms. Smeal's outstanding accom- and community
plishments in and contributions to
the feminist movement. Smeal, who served two terms as president of the National
Organization for Women (NOW), is credited with identifying the "gender gap" in
election results, and enabling women to obtain credit in their own names and not
that of a husband or father, among many other accomplishments. Currently, Smeal
is president of The Feminist Majority Foundation, an organization founded and
operating in Washington, D.C. to ensure the rights of all women.

In this Issue

From the Director................. 2

Spring Courses................2.....

Academic Program.............3

Student Poetry ..................... 4

Faculty Spotlight.............5-6

Around the Center...........7-8

Meet the Students..............9

Friends of CWSGR...............10

From the Director
Dr. Angel Kwolek-Folland

More than 5 years ago, Center sup-
porters set in motion a series of events
that have come to fruition this fall with
the creation of new degree programs
and the start of renovation on the
Women's Gym. We now offer a nearly
complete range of degrees to our under-
graduate and graduate students, we
successfully recruited two new faculty (despite the University's
budget difficulties), and the call for proposals for the building
renovation goes out to architects this month. I feel that mixture
of heady excitement and anxious trepidation that comes when
goals are achieved and new ones can be envisioned. Let me
just mention a few of the initiatives that are starting to shape
our future.
We are moving into new intellectual areas with our new
faculty. Ntozake Shang6, who was a visiting artist in residence
last year, has agreed to stay with us. Ms. Shang6 is a prolific
writer and talented performer who already has enriched our
course offerings and our campus and community presence.
We feel privileged and proud to have this world-renowned artist
with us. Ms. Shang6 is working on a new novel, among other
things, and will teach a course on women writers of the Beat
Generation this spring. Stephanie Evans joins us as a newly-
minted assistant professor (Ph.D. University of Massachusetts,
Amherst) in a joint appointment with African American Studies,
another first for our program. Dr. Evans is an imaginative schol-
ar and committed teacher who will be developing service learn-
ing courses for Women's Studies, and expanding our offerings
in African American women's intellectual history. She was the
featured speaker at our Friends of Women's Studies luncheon
on October 19th, and is off to France for a two-week research
sojourn at UF's new Paris Research Center. These scholars
add rich dimensions and great energy to the intellectual life of
our Center.
We have added a joint MA/JD degree with the Levin College
of Law, as well as a combined BA/MA degree for undergradu-
ate students who want to "fast track" through the MA. Students
are moving from minor to major in Women's Studies, and add-
ing Women's Studies as a double major now that our BA is
in place. On October 17th we held a "Rendezvous" (because
Women's Studies faculty do not "Retreat" from the world!) to
discuss the future of the program and, in particular, the outlines
of a potential Ph.D. degree. UF would be the only public univer-
sity in the South with this degree.
We are opening up international experiences for our stu-
dents in new and innovative curricular offerings. This spring,
Stacey Langwick will teach a stimulating new undergraduate
course on transnational feminism with a colleague from the
University of Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania. The course will con-
nect students at both universities via the Internet, and a faculty
member from DES will be here to work with UF students. This
is the start of a 3-year faculty teaching and research exchange

we hope will expand into study abroad opportunities.
Dr. Langwick created the program in concert with the
Center for African Studies, an exciting collaborative
I will be spending a great deal of my time in the
coming months working with UF's Facilities Planning
and our architectural and construction team to get the
Women's Gym renovation underway. We anticipate our
ground-breaking early in 2004, with the building ready
for occupancy in 2006.
These are highlights; there is so much going on
that sometimes it is difficult to keep up and not easy to
find Newsletter space to report it all! Please join us in
as many events as you can! --Angel


WST 3015 Interdisciplinary Perspectives of Women
WST 3930 Transnational Feminism
WST 3930 Genes and Gender
WST 3930 Gender and the Sixties
WST 4905 Independent Study
WST 4930 Gendering God
WST 4930 Feminist Movement and Activism
WST 4930/6935 Global Feminism
WST 4930/6935 Women Writers Beat Generation
WST 4930 History of Sexualities
WST 4935 Feminist Movements and Activism
WST 4935 Feminist Social Science Research
WST 4940 Internship
WST 5933 Feminist Research Methods (Proseminar)
WST 6905 Independent Study
WST 6935 Human Rights Seminar
WST 6935 Women in the Law
WST 6946 Internship
WST 6971 Research Master's Thesis

News and Views
Volume 14, Issue 1

Angel Kwolek-Folland, Ph.D., Director
Kimberly Helm, Graphic Designer/Co-Editor
Paula Ambroso, Editor
Yelizaveta Batres, Assistant Editor
Katie Leung, Assistant Editor

News and Views is published each semester to inform faculty,
staff, students and Women's Studies supporters of activities at
the CWSGR at the University of Florida. For further information
about upcoming events, please visit our website at: http://www.

Bachelor of Arts in Women's
Studies Approved

Starting in the Fall of 2003, the Women's Studies
Program began offering a Bachelor of Arts degree in
Women's Studies. The B.A. continues the growth of
the Women's Studies degree offerings at UF which
began with the M.A.
To ensure a good grasp of the content, theories,
and methods of Women's Studies scholarship, stu-
dents take courses from a variety of disciplines in addi-
tion to those offered under the WST designator. The
major has the following three distinct concentrations.
The General Concentration allows students to tailor
their coursework for maximum exposure to the various
issues covered by Women's Studies scholarship.
A concentration in Theories and Politics of
Sexuality emphasizes the history, politics, social struc-
tures, and biological explanations for sexualities.
Gender and International Development emphasizes
the history, politics, social structures, economic, and
environmental aspects of women's and men's experi-
ences of international economic development and glo-
Majors must complete a minimum of 30 credit
hours in Women's Studies core and elective cours-
es. The three required courses for all majors are
WST 3015 Interdisciplinary Perspectives of Women,
WST 3XXX Transnational Feminism, and WST 4935
Seminar in Feminist Studies. Students are required to
have a minimum 2.8 GPA in courses taken for credit
in the major by the time of graduation. For more infor-
mation please contact the Women's Studies office at
392-3365 or come by 3324 Turlington Hall.

Master of Arts/Juris Doctorate
Joint Degree Program

The faculties of the Levin College of Law and of
the Women's Studies program in the College of Liberal
Arts and Sciences have approved a joint degree pro-
gram culminating in both a J.D. degree, awarded by
the College of Law, and an M.A. in Women's Studies
(thesis) or a Master's of Women's Studies (non-the-
sis), awarded by the Women's Studies program.
Under this joint degree program, a student can obtain
both degrees in approximately a year less than it
would take to obtain both degrees if pursued sepa-
rately. Please call 392-3365 or visit the website at
http://www.wst.ufl.edu for more information.


LELA KERLEY, Ph.D. student in History and a recipient
of the 0. Ruth McQuown Scholarship Supplementary
Award for graduate students at UF. Lela taught a class
for the Center in the Spring of 2003 titled Witches, Wives
and Whores.

Political Science and Russian with a
minor in Spanish, and an assistant in
Women's Studies for the past three
years. Liz was a recipient of the
McLaughlin Award. She is in the
process of applying to law school for
Fall of 2004. Liz has been an asset to
the CWSGR and will be missed next

Goerings Book Store
at Westgate

Benefactor: Center for Women's Studies and
Gender Research

Sunday, December 7, 2004
5:00- 7:00 p.m.

Bring your Holiday Shopping List!
call 392-3365 for details

New Opportunity for Faculty

Thanks to a grant from International Programs,
Women's Studies is beginning an exciting new pro-
gram in gender and development in collaboration with
the Center for African Studies. Each spring for the
next three years, a senior faculty member from the
University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania will come
to UF to co-teach a course with a UF professor on a
topic related to gender and development. The pres-
ence and participation of these scholars at UF will
enrich discussions on gender in a variety of areas
including human rights, international health, and global
security. In addition, the UF professor who partici-
pates by co-teaching these classes will travel to Dar
es Salaam for one summer term in an effort to stimu-
late co-publishing with Tanzanian scholars. Please
contact Dr. Stacey Langwick if you are interested in
being part of this new gender and development pro-
gram at langwick@anthro.ufl.edu.

Crissie Bushnell
shares poetry she wrote as
part of her final project for
Perspectives of Women
(WST 3015, core WS require
ment) course with instructor
SAmanda Davis. She is working
on a minor in Women's Studies.

Lucy Leggiero shares a poem
from a collection titled Changing
Voices. She wrote this poem as
pail of her final project for
Inlerdisciplinary Perspectives of
Women course with Instructor
Amanda Davis in an effort to
:_ ._ ---confronl and challenge some of
the myths and institutions that
perpetuate oppression in society today. She is working
on a minor in Women's Studies.

A World Behind Bars

Power and freedom can be found
in the creations of the mind
Run free and imagine a world beyond words,
imagine a world beyond bars
When the mind is forced to mold itself
to its surroundings
into the depth of the dark,
dismal hole of reality,

step back.

When the suffocating walls that force a silence so thick
that it encourages your mind to lose grips,
lose grip of your words that provide your world

step back, step back and see.

Open your eyes in the damp, cold night
and realize that
a strength can be found within.

A strength can be found in the ray of light
that keeps you awake at night,
shinning through the metal bars.

A strength can be found in the sound of clashing chains
and the slamming iron doors,
the sounds will resonate hope
(listen carefully to their rhythm)

A strength can be found in the swirls of emotions that
enrage each time you have to
sacrifice pride, dignity and self respect
each time you have to expose your every being
to guards, handcuffs and metal doors
that lock away your soul

Strength within
can be found when you learn to fly with the wings of

The flight to freedom
will let your mind create a world beyond bars.

recycle america

picking up dried leaves far from their gentle,
flowering prime
i mistake your fragility for femininity
its source unknown
hammer-headed nonexistence
ours are the frail pale beats of passivity
we sit in silence: fear and trembling
our presumed position
watching the flag
wave its red, blue and white
primary colors
rubbing us out of history.
making corporate dollars off our backs.
sweat and aggression
drip from my pores and
you say scrub harder.
you say our day will come soon enough.
as long as i sit back w/ my needle point,
calm-down and reproduce
as i am capable of.
while at any given moment.
you can push my legs open
invade my body.
rape my mind and walk away.
no bruises or slut/whore remarks
thrown your way.
bullets like stars the evidence of
this "natural" transgression
i am the paper you use to write on,
crumble up
and recycle.

Introducing New Women's Studies Faculty
We are pleased to announce that Professor Shang6 has accepted a permanent position in Women's
During the summer of 2003, I traveled with the well-received production of "Lavender Lizards and
Lilac Landmines: Layla's Dream" to Atlanta's Jomandi Theatre and then on to The National Black
Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem, N.C. I continued interviews for my forthcoming book, A Poet
Looks At Black Modern Dance (Beacon Press, Winter 2004) and began pre-production work on a
documentary film, Diane Di Prima: A Beat Woman. Progress is still being made on the novel I am
writing with my sister Ifa Bayeza, Some Sing, Some Cry, which traces the evolution of African-
American music through seven generations of matriarchs. The contracts for "Sparkle" which I adapt-
ed with Walter Dallas for Philadelphia's Freedom Theatre finally were completed, and it will begin a
seven-city southern tour in January, 2004. Otherwise, I cemented my relationship with my daughter,
Ntozake Shange who is now grown, but still my child. --Professor Shang6

In May 2003, I received my Ph.D. in African American Studies with a concentration in history from
the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
My research interest is Black women's intellectual and educational history in the United States. In
my dissertation, "Living Legacies: Black Women, Educational Philosophies, and Community Service,
1865-1965," I considered the educational ideas of four African American women educators: Fanny
Jackson Coppin (1837-1913), Anna Julia Cooper (1858?-1964), Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955),
and Septima Clark (1898-1987). I am currently working on a manuscript that traces the educational
attainment of Black women from 1850-1925. My interest lies in researching Black women as both
students in post-secondary educational settings and as teachers who combine educational attain-
ment with community service.
While completing my dissertation, I worked as the Assistant Director for Youth Education
Stephanie Evans Programs in the Swearer Center for Public Service at Brown University. In the summer of 1999,
I was a research assistant at Stanford University's Haas Center for Public Service and worked on
issues of cultural identity and community service. I have taught service-learning courses in Women's Studies and for the
Honors College through the Office of Community Service Learning at the University of Massachusetts. Between 2000
and 2002, I taught high school literature, grammar, SAT preparation, and college preparedness for the Holyoke Upward
Bound program.
In March 2003, I was hired as an Assistant Professor in the African American Studies Program and the Center for
Women's Studies and Gender Research at the University of Florida. Incredible I actually got a tenure-track position
directly corresponding to the fields in which I had been trained. I moved to Gainesville on July 13 and within two months
I purchased my first house, secured a reliable car, familiarized myself with the local community, moved into my office in
Turlington Hall (with a window!), began teaching a research methods course, and settled into the routine of attending
college or department meetings and advancing my research agenda. This transition has been a whirlwind, but one that I

The Filmic Portrayal of Urban Female Struggles
December 4-6,2003

A conference co-sponsored by the Department of English,
UF's nascent Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere,
the France-Forida Research Institute, and the Center for
Women's Studies and Gender Research. Featured speakers
include Dominique Bluher, Lucy Fisher, Anne Friedberg, E. Ann
Kaplan, Paula J. Massood, Patrice Petro, Nora Alter, Susan
Hegeman, and Maureen Turim. For more information about
this event please contact conference organizer, Maureen
Turim at mturim@english.ufl.edu.

"Women at the University of Florida"

The 284-page "Women at the University of Florida"
book is finished. With over 225 photographs (some never
published before) and 1400 entries in the index, this is the
first long study of the role that women have played at UF.
The first copies will be back from the printer by November
20. To purchase a copy autographed by the seven co-
authors, please send a check for $20, made out to the
UF Foundation, to Kevin McCarthy, PO Box 117310, UF;
include $2 extra if your mailing address is off campus.
We have only 250 copies in the first printing. If you want
the penned dedication made out to someone in particular,
please send that information as well. The proceeds will go
to the Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research.
For more information, contact Kevin McCarthy at kmcarth@

Avraham Balaban, Religion, "A Gender-Reading of
Agnon's Metamorphosis" was accepted for publica-
tion in an anthology of articles dedicated to Professor
Dan Miron of Columbia University, edited by Professor
Hannan Hever. Next Spring, Professor Balaban will
teach a course at Cambridge University titled "Women
in Modern Hebrew Literature."

Sylvie Blum-Reid, Romance Languages and
Literatures, recently published East-West Encounters:
Franco-Asian Cinema and Literature (May 2003).

M.J. Hardman, Linguistics, sponsored Melanie
Mullins, Master's student, Shannon McCarthy, senior,
and Allison Hogan, senior, enabling them to present
their first professional papers at the Organization for
the Study of Communication, Language and Gender
conference in September 2003. Dr. Hardman also
sponsored Heather Pippin, senior, who presented at
WisCon, the world's only feminist science fiction confer-
ence in May 2003.

Tace Hedrick, CWSGR/English, published Mestizo
Modernism: Race, Nation, and Identity in Latin
American Culture, 1900-1940. Piscataway, NJ:
Rutgers University Press. She received a Humanities
Scholarship Enhancement to work on her second book,
Playing the Myth: Chicana/o and Latina/o Nationalism
and the Invention of History, 1963-1985. She also
published the article, "Bloodlines that Waver South:
Hybridity, the "South," and American Bodies." Southern
Quarterly, Special Issue, "Souths, Global and Local"
Fall 2003.

Melissa Hyde, Art History, edited a volume of
essays, titled Women, Art and the Politics of Identity
in Eighteenth-Century Europe. She is co-organizer
(along with Sheryl Kroen, History; and Rori Bloom,
Romance Languages) of a symposium to be held at UF
on January 29-31 titled "Other Enlightenments: Gender
and the Long Eighteenth Century."

Stacey Langwick, Anthropology/CWSGR, received
an Internationalizing the Curriculum award from
International Programs to design a new Transnational
Feminism course which will be offered Spring 2004.
This course will have students here at UF discuss cur-
rent feminist issues with students in East Africa through
the internet.

Geraldine Nichols, Romance Languages and
Literatures, gave an invited lecture at Florida
International University in March, and in October
2003 she was keynote speaker at the Mid-America
Conference on Hispanic Literatures. Recent publica-
tions include two reviews and an article.

Vasudha Narayanan, Religion, was the keynote speaker
for a conference called "Shaktika: Reframing Gender Issues
in the Indian context," Utkal University, Orissa, India in
March. Dr. Narayanan also published three articles.

Judith Page, English, published a chapter entitled
"Wordsworth and Domesticity" in the new Cambridge
Companion to Wordsworth. In this chapter, she explores
the gendered implications of home and domesticity for
William Wordsworth, as well as for several of the creative
women in the Wordsworth household.

Milagros Pefla, CWSGR/Sociology, had her article
"Latinas, Border Realities, Empowerment, and Faith-based
Organizations," appear in print this summer in Michele
Dillon's Handbook for the Sociology of Religion. She also
presented papers at four conferences based on funded
research from the Pew Charitable Trusts that she is col-
laborating on with Edwin Hernandez of the University of
Notre Dame for the project "Latino churches and commu-
nity work."

Constance Shehan, Sociology, published the second edi-
tion of her book, Marriages and Families from Allyn and
Bacon Press.

Anita Spring, Anthropology, participated in the WARA
Summer Institute for Faculty, "Islam in West Africa: Focus
on Senegal" this past summer. She was elected to the
Committee on Ethics of the American Anthropological
Association for a three-year term. She published "Gender
and the Range of Entrepreneurial Strategies: The Typical
and the New African Woman Entrepreneur" in Black
Business and Economic Power.

Maureen Turim, English, was named a UF research foun-
dation professor for 2003.
Cixous from page 1

Literatures), Julian Wolfreys (English), Ntozake Shang6
(CWSGR), and Ralf Remshardt (Theater and Dance).
The questions varied from the state of women's studies in
France to Cixous's professional relationship and collabora-
tions with the French scholar Jacques Derrida. Not surpris-
ingly, much discussion revolved around Cixous's creative
and theoretical writing and the particular importance that
she accords language, as she elaborated on her various
On Tuesday evening, Cixous gave a lecture at the Reitz
Union Ballroom titled "A Mongolian Life: On Unexpected
Racisms." She examined the complexities of racism
through the lens of motherhood, raising a child with Down's
Syndrome, and her own Jewish identity.
Cixous currently serves as the Director of the Centre
des etudes feminines at the University of Paris VIII, a uni-
versity she founded in 1968 to address the then radical
nature of interdisciplinary studies.

Opening Reception 2003

This year's CWSGR opening reception held on September 5, 2003 in the Keene
Faculty Center included remarks from Director Dr. Angel Kwolek-Folland and Dean
Neil Sullivan (CLAS), who both discussed the growing possibilities for Women's
Studies at UF which include the expansion of the graduate program to include a
Ph.D., and the groundbreaking on the Women's Gym.
Dr. Kwolek-Folland introduced new faculty, Drs. Ntozake Shang6 and Stephanie
Evans. Tace Hedrick, graduate and undergraduate coordinator of the CWSGR,
announced scholarship winners and graduate certificate recipients. Jillian Keating
received the Alice Hogsett Award and Rosa Soto received the Irene Thompson
Award. Dr. M.J. Hardman awarded the Tybel Spivak Scholarship to Marcela
Enriquez and Dr. Zoharah Simmons presented the Judith Brown Women's Liberation
Scholarship to Kelly Mangan. Kimberly Sloan recieved the Carolyn Fabel Osterhaust
Memorial Scholarship.

Kelly Mangan, recipient of the Marcela Enriquez (center), recipient of the
Judith Brown Women's Liberation Tybel Spivak award, with her family and Dr.
Scholarship, and Dr. Zoharah M.J. Hardman (right)

Friends of Women's Studies Luncheon

The annual luncheon for the Friends of Women's
Studies was held at Leonardo's 706 on Sunday,
October 29. Dr. Maxine Margolis, one of the found-
ing mothers of Women's Studies at UF, and Polly
French Doughty, president of Friends of Women's
Studies since 1988, received Uppity Women Awards.
Women's Studies' newest faculty member, Dr.
Stephanie Evans, this year's invited speaker, updated
the Friends on her current research interest in the area
of African American women in education and commu-
nity service.

Dr. Angel Kwolek-Folland gives
opening remarks

Graduate certificate recipient,
Paige Lado (center) and her chil-

Center for Women's Studies and Gender
Research Affiliates Rendezvous

On Friday, October 17, 2003, about 25 Women's Studies
affiliate and core faculty, staff and students met to discuss
the future of the program at UF. Many topics were broached
including the possibility of expanding the graduate program
to offer a doctoral degree and the need for the program to
continue to grow to accommodate faculty and the increasing
number of majors and graduate students. Attendees attempt-
ed to map out a vision for Women's Studies over the next
five years, and discussed resources needed to achieve these
goals. CWSGR would like to thank all the faculty, staff, and
students who were able to attend and give their input.

Friends of Women's

Maxine Margolis and Polly

From left to right: Drs. Milagros Pena, Judith Paige, Leah
Rosenberg, and Stacey Langwick.

Drew Whitelegg Speaks About
Flight Attendants

Dr. Drew Whitlegg, post-doctoral fellow at Emory
University's Center for Myth and Ritual in American
Life, visited UF on October 23. He gave a lecture titled,
"Flextimes and Frequent Fliers: Flight Attendants and
Family Life," which examined the unusual lives of flight
attendants. Dr. Whitelegg explained that flight atten-
dants' lives are sometimes filled with a sense of "place-
lessness," and they often express that their line of work
is, in a sense, a "great escape." He showed clips from a
few movies to illustrate how flight attendants have been
perceived in the popular media.

From right to left: Kim Helm, Laura Minor, Dr. Angel
Kwolek-Folland, and Dr. Drew Whitelegg

Artistic Impressions

by Suza Talbot

An art exhibit inspired by the artist's
relationship with the woman who
taught her to iron. On display until
December 19th in 3324 Turlington
Hall. Free and open to the public.


by Tessa McSorely
Smiled media display of prints
which utilizes imagery and text
rom antique journals. A
exception will be held on
anuary14, 2004 in 3324
'urlington at 4pm. Free
Ind open to the public.

Women's Studies Students
organize a CIVIL SLAM

Back Row (left to right): Jennifer Monzon, Laura Heston,
Jennifer Fauls, Shelby Saboy, Dr. Kristin Joos
Front Row: Anna Kunkle, Claudia Diaz-Durych, Laura Cecil

Students registering to vote

Several Women's Studies students organized a Civil Slam in honor of National Young Women's Day of Action on
October 29. They held a voter registration drive, and sold baked goods for suggested donations that highlighted issues
of pay inequality in the United States. They also invited Campus NOW and VOX: Voices of Planned Parenthood to set
up tables and hand out information. Each participant wore a shirt bearing the slogan, "This is What a Feminist Looks
Like," in order to demystify some of the popular perceptions of feminism.

Megan Sapp, 3LS, switched her
major to Women's Studies this
Fall. She had wanted to declare
Women's Studies as her major
when she arrived at UF in 2001.

Victoria Adams, 3LS, a political
science major added a Women's
Studies major recently because
she feels it is interesting and com-
bines many disciplines.

Virginia Hamner, 7LS, is the first
student in our joint MA/JD program.
She is pursuing this degree
because it will allow her to integrate
her study of law and feminist schol-
arship. She came to law school to
become a radical lawyer, and wants
to make the law work for progres-
sive women's causes and use it as a tool for social

Sara Stanton, 4LS, a Political
Science major added a Women's
Studies major because she wants
to pursue a career in human
rights law, and feels that Women's
Studies will add to her understand-
ing of issues pertaining to women.

Maura Ryan, 4LS, a Sociology
major recently decided to add a
Women's Studies major to her
busy senior year schedule. Maura
is also the Co-president of Pride
Community Center of North
Central Florida.

Taren Hill, 7LS, will begin work
on a joint M.A/J.D. in Women's
Studies in Spring 2004. She
wants to use her combined study
to become a legal advocate for
non-traditional families (i.e. les-
bian mothers, transgendered par-

r Laura Minor, 7LS, a new graduate
sludeni this Fall, seeks to analyze
1- women's precarious position
within the canon of the arts and
i Ilileralire through the lens of pop
iculluire media and contemporary
lellers. Before coming to UF this
year, Laura received an M.F.A. from
Sarah Lawrence College in poetry. She also recorded an
album, titled "Salesmen's Girl," for Hightone Records in
2002. Laura hopes to combine her creative endeavors
with academics.

The Rainbow Alliance, formed in 1999, is the staff and
faculty organization at the University of Florida concerned
with matters related to sexual orientation and gender
In 2003, the Rainbow Alliance established a fund at the
University of Florida Foundation to support LGBT studies
through sponsorship of annual awards for student research
or service. For more information or to make a donation to
the fund please visit their website at

Gender Conversations
An open forum for research discussion
Fall 2003
219 Dauer Hall (Ruth McQuown Room)

Animal Behavior, Genetics and Gender: Why do Animals Do What
They Do?
Laura Higgins, Post-Doctoral Researcher
Wednesday, September 24, 11:45-12-45pm

Good Girls, Bad Girls: Young Women in Trouble with the Law
Bill Ayers, Distinguished Professor
Education, University of Illinois at Chicago
Thursday, October 2, 11:45-12:45 pm

Stripping the Body of Sustenance: The Unravelling of girl/boy-
ness, lesbi/queerness, and Cuban/americaness as a Perfomative
Alvarez Caron, Graduate Student
Wednesday, October 29, 11:45-12:45pm

Tales of Veils and Skin: A Note on Insurgency and Counter-
Insurgency in Africa
Luise White, Professor
Wednesday November 12, 11:45-12:45pm

Sexist Events and Eating Disorder Symptoms: A Test of
Objectification Theory
Bonnie Moradi, Assistant Professor, and Graduate Students Alicia
Matteson and Danielle Dirks
Wednesday, December 3, 11:45-12:45pm








Dr. Madelyn M. Lockhart Faculty

The Dr. Madelyn M. Lockhart Faculty Fellowship in
Women's Studies is designed to simultaneously assist
faculty research programs and the development of
graduate students' teaching portfolios. The fellowship
is open to all tenured and tenure-stream University
of Florida faculty. It enables a one-course teaching
release for faculty to develop a new research project
on women and gender. The fellowship will be adminis-
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