News and Events

MA student Shannon Quist pens op-ed for Austin American-Statesman

Drawing on her experience as an adoptee in the state of Texas, TWU graduate student Shannon Quest discusses the potential impact of House Bill 1386. "If this bill, and its counterpart, SB 1877, pass into law, it will be a monumental milestone for Texas adoptees who will be able to request and obtain their original birth certificates from the state without a court order, a basic right that’s been denied since 1957."

Call for proposals: 'New Directions for the Dissertation Process' collection co-edited by Dr. Busl

Editors Gretchen Busl, Kristina Reardon, and Courtney Ferriter invite contributions to a collection tentatively titled Getting to the Finish Line: New Directions for the Dissertation Process. This collection will explore the practical and theoretical underpinnings of dissertations that look like something other than a single-authored scholarly monograph, exploring both the process and product of the dissertation as it moves into new conceptualizations. 

On-campus thought leadership program funded by Jane Nelson Institute for Women's Leadership

A team of ESFL and MWGS faculty (Dr. Busl, Dr. Phillips-Cunningham, Dr. Bender and Dr. Hoermann-Elliott) submitted a proposal to the Jane Nelson Institute for Women's Leadership that has been funded. The program will start this summer to lay the groundwork for an on-campus thought leadership program for students, faculty, staff and the larger community to develop specific skills needed to lead.  If the program is funded through the biennium, it will explore the creation of a thought leadership certificate to be housed in the department.  

Dr. West's 'Sin and Salvation' essay appears in 'Religion and Literature'

Dr. Genevieve West's "Sin and Salvation: Marita Bonner's Early Explorations of Christian Theology" appeared in Religion and Literature (51.3-5 p. 77-100). "Sin and Salvation" explores three of the author’s overlooked writings - a short story and two essays - to establish their theological underpinnings and the ways in which they engage larger cultural debates about religion in the Harlem Renaissance.

"This essay wouldn't have been possible without early guidance from Dr. Fehler!" West said.

National Endowment for the Humanities awards grant to TWU faculty

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) today announced that it awarded a Humanities Connections Grant of $99,426 to Texas Woman’s University. The grant will support the very first interdisciplinary and experiential learning initiative to integrate the history of Quakertown into courses at TWU. It will also enable the future development of a digital humanities archive of Quakertown-related research and reflection, which the project co-directors aim to connect to a public platform that will promote community engagement with Quakertown’s history for decades to come.