Facebook Page: Page posting events, announcements, and other information about the NMSU Gender & Sexuality Studies.
Facebook Group: Group focused on sharing news and information about current topics connected to Women’s/Gender Studies.
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IDS/Gender & Sexuality Studies Are Featured in the College of Arts & Sciences Spring 2018 Newsletter
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Congratulations to Dr. Cynthia Bejarano
Congratulations to Dr. Cynthia Bejarano from the Interdisciplinary Studies Department! She was honored as the Justice Studies Outstanding Alumni PhD at Arizona State University’s School of Social Transformation’s Awards Ceremony in September. In addition, Dr. Bejarano was the invited Alumni Lecturer at the ceremony. The School of Social Transformation inspires students to generate creative approaches to persistent social challenges through teaching, research, and community collaboration.
For tickets to this salon event click here (http://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-in-leadership-salon-tickets-50421842087).
Girls Tech Camp
This summer, local girls from Grades 6 through 8 participated in NMSU’s Gender & Sexuality Studies’ “Girls Tech Camp: Girlhood Remixed,” a camp designed to encourage engagement with technology and exploration of identity at a time when girls have been found to turn away from interests in technology. Gender & Sexuality Studies is part of the Interdisciplinary Studies Department in the College of Arts and Sciences.
In this camp, girls used new technologies, including Photoshop, InDesign, iMovie, to explore aspects of stereotypes, identity and being a girl in 2018. After analyzing how girls are represented in media and in other venues, the girls used various software programs to create alternative perspectives through public service announcement commercials, made websites based on their interests, learned about blogging and vlogging, among other activities designed to prompt analysis of the way “gender” is represented today. and to consider constraints of gendered stereotyping. One camper mentioned, “The most important thing I learned at this camp was about how to be more brave and believe just because we are female, it doesn’t define what we can and cannot do…we females can do anything we want, we just need the confidence to do so.” Another mentioned she enjoyed “learning about how to encourage and incorporate girls in STEM + STEAM.”
Camp Directors included Natalie Taylor, PhD candidate from Rhetoric and Professional Communication, and Diana Lopez, recent NMSU graduate who as part of her triple major earned a degree in Gender & Sexuality Studies. [#] student volunteers from across campus [could name specific departments] also supported the girls in learning about identity and technology. Read more about the camp here: https://girlhood-remixed-2018.weebly.com/camp-leaders.html
The camp was funded primarily through El Paso Electric, the Interdisciplinary Studies Department, and anonymous donors.
Here are some sample photos, with one from Closing Ceremony of girls watching themselves on a slideshow they had made.