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Organizations, Resources, and Events

Women's Studies students are active in these and many other organizations, both on campus and in the community.

Project REV

Project REV is funded by the U.S. Department of Justice to provide education and prevention services to all TWU students and direct counseling, advocacy and intervention stratgey services to students who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. This is an important program on our campus that provides valuable services to students at TWU. Get more information about the services provided and contact information.


Sheila Bustillos Reynolds, Women's Studies Ph.D. student, spoke on "Texas Reach - Past, Present, Future" at the 4th Annual Texas Reach Conference.

Texas Reach is about to be a 501c3non-profit entity that facilitates the sharing of information for foster care alumni in higher education between foster care service providers and higher education administrators, faculty, and staff.

Women's Studies M.A. student, Elizabeth Rodriguez recently participated in a conference for the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies Organization

Women's Studies M.A. student, Elizabeth Rodriguez recently participated in a conference for the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies Organization entitled: "NACCS XL Advancing from Sea to Shining Si: Learning from Our Past, Defending Our Rights in the 21st Century." Elizabeth participated in a roundtable presentation titled: Survival is Not Enough: Learning from the Past--Guerrilleras de Amor Re-humanizing, Re-membering and Healing the Self/Community through Decolonial Acts of Love. Get more information on the conference.

Women's Studies students, Susan Harper and Sam S. Schmitt present at Black Transmen Annual Conference (BTMI)

Women's Studies Susan Harper (M.A. student) and Sam S. Schmitt (Ph.D. student) presented at the Black Transmen Annual Conference (BTMI) in Dallas, Texas. Their presentation was titled, "Teaching Trans*: Pedagogies for Gender Inclusive Educational Spaces.”

"Spectrum," the graduate student association for LGBTQIA Students

Sam S. Schmitt, Jessicah Murrell, Susan Harper, and Michelle Slaughter founded Spectrum: the graduate student association for LGBTQIA students.

Women's Studies Students Host Femme Fest

Femme FestTexas Woman's University's Women's Studies students hosted Femme Fest and raised $722 to support Denton County Friends of the Family.

Dawn DiPrince publishes an OpEd in The Guardian

A graduate of the Certificate Program, Dawn DiPrince, published an OpEd in favor of gun control in The Guardian.

Sheila Bustillos-Reynolds receives the Virginia Chandler Dykes Scholarship

Congratulations to Sheila Bustillos-Reynolds who is the 2014 College of Arts and Sciences recipient of the Virginia Chandler Dykes Scholarship.

Reanae McNeal received NWSA Women of Color Caucus Student Essay Award.

Congratulations to Reanae McNeal for receiving an NWSA Women of Color Caucus Student Essay Award for her essay, "Rhetorics of Survivance: African Native American Art as an Act of Resistance.”

Darci McFarland and Daisy Salinas are recipients of this year's Nancy Johnson Coyle scholarship.

Congratulations to Women's Studies master's students, Darci McFarland and Daisy Salinas for being the recipients of this year's Nancy Johnson Coyle scholarship.

Lauren Cross, is a recipient of a Third Annual Visionary Award from The Fort Worth Weekly and Recently Published a Chapter in Mothering and Literacies

Lauren CrossLauren Cross, Women's Studies Ph.D. student,  is a recipient of a Third Annual Visionary Award from The Fort Worth Weekly for her multimedia art and for founding a new gallery that exhibits the work of women artists of color. Read the Fort Worth Weekly description of Lauren Cross and her award.

She was selected by nearly 30 people, including local curators, artistic directors, gallery owners, and art educators to be one of three artists to win this award.  Lauren also published a chapter entitled "Mothers-For-Natural-Hair: The Afro-Cyberella's Social Media Guide to Afrocentric Hair." in Mothering and Literacies. Eds. Amanda B. Richey and Linda Shuford Evans.  Bradford, ON: Demeter Press, 2013. 221-236. Print.

Unique Experiences

TWU's Department of Women's Studies offers many opportunities for unique learning experiences that enhance academic and personal development. Guest speakers have included Lauren Greenfield, Alison Kafer, Jackson Katz, Michael Kimmel, Rita Liberti, Deborah A. Miranda, Cherry Muhanji, Layli Phillips, Anita Tijerina Revilla, Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Gloria Steinem, Aaronette M. White, and Kristal Brent Zook.

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Course Rotation Schedule (pdf)

THECB 18 Doctoral Characteristics

Reasons to Choose Our Graduate Program

One of the most diverse universities in the nation, TWU offers the only M.A. in Women's Studies in the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex region.  Our classes are small in size, thereby encouraging discussion, dialogue, and engaged learning. More about “Reasons to Choose Our Graduate Program”...

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Women's Studies Students Say...

"Graduating from the Women's Studies Program of Texas Woman's University has been the most important and empowering aspect of my entire college education." More about “Women's Studies Students Say...”...

Articles Related to Women's Studies

Read American Association of University Professors article titled
"Why STEM Students Need Gender Studies": 

Read Ms. Magazine's article from Women's Studies alumni, Tara Conley, titled "The Pinterest Problem"

Read Ms. Magazine's newsflash on our new Ph.D. in Women's Studies!

Ms. Magazine's "2009 Guide to Women's Studies"

"Transform The World" - What can you do with a degree in women's studies," Ms. Magazine

"The Evolution of American Women's Studies,"