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Call for Applications: EcoFeminist Summer Internship Experience Grant

Do you have an interest and background in FGSS? Do you have an idea for a project this summer, but still need support and funding? FGSS and Wesleyan Animal Studies (WAS) are calling for applications for the Ecofeminist Summer Internship Experience Grant:
The Grant provides up to $3,000 for students working on intersectional issues addressing gender, sexuality, race, class, and species.  Students must have a faculty sponsor and ideally, the Grant will support an experience (travel for research, an internship, or other summer project) that will contribute to their senior essay or thesis.  
 
Application Process:
The deadline for applications is, by noonMonday, February 27, 2017.  Student applications are to be delivered to FGSS AA Jen Enxuto  (jenxuto[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) and should be accompanied by a statement of support from the faculty sponsor and an additional letter of recommendation by another professor.  The application should include a title, description of project, proposed timeline and detailed budget.
Grants can be combined with other funding, as long as the other funding source allows.  Grants will typically not exceed $3,000.
Recipients of the EcoFeminist Grant must submit a brief report upon completion of the project detailing how this grant enhanced their project, accomplishments and how the funds were used.
 
Eligibility:  Undergraduates who will be rising juniors or rising seniors by the start date of the grant (Summer 2017) are eligible to apply.  Students should have an FGSS background, but need not be majors. Notification of the grant award will be made in April 2017.

FGSS Open House

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From Laura Cohen ’14: 

Considering the FGSS major? Wondering what the FGSS department actually is? Thinking about becoming a feminist? Come to the FGSS open house to hear from faculty and students what it’s all about. There will be free lunch and Halloween candy.

Date: Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
Time: 12 – 1 PM
Place: Albritton Cafe
Cost: Free

The Diane Weiss ’80 Memorial Lecture: Sex, Gender and Public Life

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You might hear the terms “sex” and “gender” tossed around quite a bit at Wesleyan— but why exactly do these continue to be such pressing issues in our country’s public sphere?  Alanna Greco ’13 invites you to, perhaps, find out why, as the 26th annual Diane Weiss memorial explores this topic :

The Diane Weiss ’80 Memorial Lecture is an annual FGSS lecture that
the family of one of the first Women’s Studies majors at Wesleyan
endowed in her memory. This year, “Sex, Gender and Public Life”
explores both why sex and gender remain such persistent issues in the
U.S. public sphere, and also why they remain persistently separated
from issues of government and economics in that same public
discourse.

Date: Tuesday, April 16
Time: 8:00 PM
Place: Pac 001
Cost: Free