I am thrilled to serve as the interim director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. I’ve been affiliate faculty since I arrived at Iowa State in 2014, and I have admired the work of the WGS faculty and staff. Our program includes a diverse group of staff, faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students who … Continue reading A Letter from the New Interim Director, Dr. Kelly Winfrey!
My term as Director of the WGS Program at Iowa State University is coming to an end after seven years in this position. This milestone has given me the opportunity to reflect on my journey and the status of women’s and gender studies at ISU, and in society as a whole. It has been a … Continue reading Letter from the Director – June 2022
June 1, 2021 Director’s Message Summer has arrived at Iowa State with graduation behind us and summer classes underway. This marks a period during the academic cycle when faculty and students can regenerate and refocus after a challenging year. It is also time to reconnect with our communities and networks that have been neglected. For … Continue reading Message from the Director: June 2021
April 2021 Director’s Message Greetings to the WGS Community! As the academic year winds down, we pause to reflect on resilience in the face of adversity. At times the challenges seem insurmountable, but we continue to persevere and grow along the way. I truly appreciate the staff, faculty and students who have contributed to the … Continue reading Message from the Director: April 2021
January 2021 Welcome back to the Spring Semester at ISU! Hopefully, you had a chance to relax and regain your balance over the winter break. In many ways it feels similar to the fall semester, with hybrid courses and Cyclones Care signs around campus. On the COVID-19 front, the pandemic continues, but vaccines are being rolled out to … Continue reading Message from the Director: January 2021
December 2020 Perseverance, struggle and hope are key themes that shaped our experiences this year as the university and society face unprecedented challenges. The global pandemic disrupted our lives and forced us to reshape our interactions with students and colleagues. Racial injustice took center stage as our country was confronted with the brutal treatment of Black people … Continue reading Message from the Director: December 2020