Graduate Opportunities

Teaching Fellowships

WGS offers six teaching fellowships a year, to be awarded to advanced graduate students (third through sixth years). The award for each fellowship is $8,000.

  • Feminist and Queer Theory
  • Health, Medicine, Gender, and Sexuality
  • The Politics and Poetics of Sex
  • Gender and Sexuality Beyond the Global West
  • Social Justice and Internship Practicum
  • Prize Teaching Award

Graduate students interested in proposing a course should be actively engaged in the intellectual discussions facilitated by WGS. To develop curricular content and pedagogical techniques, interested graduate students should work in coordination with their academic adviser and a member of the WGS board.

Final application materials will include a letter of application, a two-page description of the course being offered, a draft of the course syllabus, and one letter of reference (to be sent separately by the referee). The course proposed should be taught at the 300 level.

Application deadlines will be advertised every year but generally fall at the beginning of December.

Summer Research Grants

On a yearly basis, WGS offers a number of summer research fellowships for graduate students to conduct independent research on issues related to women, gender, and sexuality. Currently, graduate students are eligible for awards of up to $2,000.

Students who receive summer funding are required to participate regularly in the WGS seminar series, film series, and workshops. They are also required to present a paper based on their research findings in a daylong public workshop held during the spring semester following the period of support.

Application deadlines will be advertised every year but generally fall at the end of March.

Graduate Student Liaison

WGS funds one graduate student to work as a liaison between the larger academic community and the program. Interested students should be actively engaged in scholarship devoted to gender and sexuality and should have a current interest in the program’s activities. The position includes coordinating WGS events, organizing the summer research workshop, cross-listing courses, and arranging a film series each semester.

The position will be advertised as it becomes available.

For more information about any of these opportunities, contact Todd Shepard.