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WGSS Statement on Solidarity with #BLM

The Program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) at Washington State University is in steadfast solidarity with all those who are protesting the state-sanctioned killings of Black lives in the U.S. and globally. Even at the time of drafting this statement, the incidents of violence against, and murders of Black people (including unhighlighted cases of Black women, Black trans people, and Black folks with disabilities) continue to rise. We join in protest to call for justice for the lives of Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Layleen Polanco, Rayshad Brooks and all others, whose premature deaths are a direct consequence of white supremacy and a blatantly racist disregard for Black life by the police. We further call attention to Ruth Wilson Gilmore’s definition of racism as premature death and condemn it as unacceptable. » More …

Arshia Fatima Haq Awarded 2020 Jo Hockenhull Distinguished Visiting Artist

Black and while photo of artist Arshia Fatima Haq holding a record, looking up and to the right.March 5, 2020

Los Angeles-based artist Arshia Fatima Haq delivered the 2020 Jo Hockenhull Distinguished Visiting Lecture in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Washington State University on Thursday, March 5 in the Fine Arts Building Auditorium. Haq gave a lecture titled “Entering the Psychedelic Islamic State: From Discostan to Sama and the Sonic Ummah.” » More …

InQueery 2019: Queering Disability

October 21, 2019

Image of Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha with green hair, a shirt with a shark on it, standing in from of green plants.InQueery 2019 took place at the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center in Pullman on October 21 with close to 100 people attending. This year’s theme was Queering Disability: Dialogue and Change at the Intersections, and the symposium welcomed Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha as keynote speaker. » More …

National Period Day Rally

October 19, 2019

Large group of students outside holding signs at a rally.

On October 19, and with support from the Program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, members of WSU’s PERIOD chapter traveled to Seattle, Washington, to participate in the rally for National Period Day. This rally was one of many hosted throughout the US, and participants united to bring awareness to period poverty and demand the end of the tampon tax. » More …

Gender and Colonialism Symposium

April 28, 2019

Image of Sue Peabody sitting at a table with a book in front of them.

WSU held a research symposium on gender and colonialism on Sunday, April 28 at the Dengerink Administration Building in Vancouver. Faculty presenters came from a wide range of US institutions and locations, including Washington, Oregon, California, and Hawai’i. The symposium included ten different presentations about scholarship on gender and colonialism, which were divided into three panel sessions: Decolonizing History/Historiography, Dissonant/Unruly Bodies, and Gendered Spaces in Empire. » More …