Category: Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Garbanzo Beans’ (They/Them) Unique Journey to WGS and Tri-Iota

by Ashley Rolf Tri-Iota, the Iowa State Women’s and Gender Studies honor society, has appointed sophomore WGS and linguistics major Garbanzo Beans (they/them/theirs) as president this semester. Like many Women’s and Gender Studies majors and minors, Garbanzo’s path to the program was not exactly direct. Garbanzo recalls that in 2014, they were in late middle … Continue reading Student Spotlight: Garbanzo Beans’ (They/Them) Unique Journey to WGS and Tri-Iota

WGS “Feminist Research in Action” Group Researches Stalking at ISU

By Trinity Jones According to Iowa Code 708.11, stalking is defined as when a person “purposefully engages in course of conduct that would cause reasonable person to fear bodily injury to death to (themself) or immediate family; perpetrator knows or should have known that the person would be fearful and course of conduct actually induces … Continue reading WGS “Feminist Research in Action” Group Researches Stalking at ISU

Congratulations to WGS Graduating Senior Rachel O’Brien

By Trinity Jones Rachel O’Brien is a graduating senior from Stemwood, Illinois, with a double major in Women’s and Gender Studies and Journalism. Having decided on this double major during her first year of college, she sees what she learned in Women’s and Gender Studies intersecting with her career in many ways. “As a journalist, … Continue reading Congratulations to WGS Graduating Senior Rachel O’Brien

Amanda Arp named WGS Grad Student Scholarship Recipient for 2020-2021

Congratulations to PhD student Amanda Arp! She has been selected by the WGS Scholarship Committee to receive the 2020-2021 WGS Grad Student Scholarship. Arp is a PhD student in Rhetoric and Professional Communication and a WGS Grad Minor. “As I began taking Women and Gender Studies classes, I felt drawn to how many feminists view … Continue reading Amanda Arp named WGS Grad Student Scholarship Recipient for 2020-2021

How Cynthia Wolters is Merging Women’s and Gender Studies and English

By Trinity Jones Cynthia Wolters (She/Her/Hers) is a senior from Ohama, NE with a double major in English and Women’s and Gender Studies and a minor in Speech Composition. Her first year at Iowa State, she discovered the Women’s and Gender Studies program, which ended up having a significant impact on her in both academic … Continue reading How Cynthia Wolters is Merging Women’s and Gender Studies and English

Sophia Takautz and Her Hopes for Women’s and Gender Studies

By Trinity Jones Sophia Takautz (she/her/hers) is a first-year Women’s and Gender Studies student at Iowa State this year. She is from a small town in Minnesota and was excited to become a part of the large university of Iowa State.  Originally, Sophia came to the university with psychology as her declared major, thinking that … Continue reading Sophia Takautz and Her Hopes for Women’s and Gender Studies