Statement of Support for Black Lives from WGSS Faculty
We stand in solidarity with our colleagues in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration to condemn the anti-Asian, particularly anti-Chinese, hate crimes and harrassment that have increased in communities across the United States as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program was established at Yale in 1979 as the Women’s Studies program. Since its founding, the program has grown and evolved, changing its name twice—in 1998, to the Women’s & Gender Studies Program, and in 2004, to the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program—to recognize the importance of the study of both gender and sexuality in the academy. A thorough history of the program, written in 2001 by Kirsten Lodal, is available here as a PDF: “Engendering an Intellectual Space: The Development of Women’s Studies at Yale University, 1969-2001.”
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