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The HWS Update

The Hobart and William Smith community will gather virtually to celebrate the founding of William Smith College with four alumnae panelists, who will share their insights as leaders in community development, civic engagement and social advocacy. On Thursday, Nov. 12, Rachel Henderson ’06, Delvina (Smith) Morrow ’09, Joann Skinner ’18 and LaKisha Williams ’96 will

With her 2019–20 collection, “We Are the Blueprint,” artist Faithe Bey ’21 calls attention to all the ways Black women are the inspiration and standard-bearers for contemporary images of feminine beauty, style and culture in the U.S. The collection — which began with hyperrealist paintings of lips, hairstyles and nude bodies — was intended to

Join the Media and Society Department on Thursday, Oct. 29 for a memorial screening of RBG to celebrate the life of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. To allow for social distancing, the film will be shown simultaneously in Albright Auditorium and the Vandervort Room at 7 p.m. HWS community members who wish to view

In her latest book, President Joyce P. Jacobsen offers a comprehensive exploration of feminist approaches to economic analysis and critique that have shaped and redefined the discipline. Advanced Introduction to Feminist Economics, published this month by Edward Elgar, highlights the core concepts of feminist economics, discussing what constitutes the subfield and what distinguishes it from

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. A fierce advocate against gender discrimination, she was only the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court. The following reflection was written by Jada Eisenbud ’23. On September 18th, the country lost Ruth Bader Ginsburg; an icon, a feminist, a believer

The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified 100 years ago. Today, as America reflects on the legacy of voter suppression and the exclusion of Black, Indigenous, Women of Color from historic legislation, Associate Professor of History Laura Free retraces the stories of women’s suffrage from the 1800s to the present as the host

The following reflection was written by Associate Professor and Chair of the Women’s Studies Department Jessica Hayes-Conroy. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg died on September 18, 2020. For all feminist scholars and activists, her death is undoubtedly experienced as an extreme loss. Today it is particularly notable how resonate Ginsberg was as a feminist icon

Her participation in Armenian cultural organizations is one of the factors that earned Tvene Baronian ’23 the Armenian Relief Society’s undergraduate scholarship for 2020. Students receive the scholarship based on merit, need and their involvement in the Armenian community. As the daughter of Armenian immigrants who settled in the U.S. in 1990 to escape the

Throughout the 2020-2021 academic year, the Fisher Center for the Study of Gender and Justice invites faculty, students, staff and visiting speakers to interrogate language as they explore the theme, “What’s in a name?” The Colleges also welcome Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature Alla Ivanchikova as the Fisher Center’s new director. “What’s in

With her first book, Visiting Instructor of Writing and Rhetoric Sherri Martin-Baron and her coeditors explore the complex, multifaceted, and legally and culturally variable realities of queer parenthood. In What’s in a Name? Perspectives from NonBiological and NonGestational Queer Mothers, published this month by Demeter Press, Martin-Baron, Raechel Johns and Emily Regan Wills (formerly a Visiting