February CROW Forum - Stephanie Logan: "Teaching While Black - Oh, and a Woman"

February 6 at 12pm in Rod Library, room 287

Stephanie R. Logan is an assistant professor of elementary and multicultural education. She is a former elementary school teacher and elementary and middle school counselor. She will be speaking on her...

CROW Forum Schedule for 2016-2017

The 2016-2017 CROW Forum will take place in the Rod Library in room 287. The first presentation will be on Monday, October 3, 2016 at 12 PM. Katelyn Browne will be presenting: Gender, Sexuality, and Quaker Identity in Youth Literature.

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March CROW Forum - Catherine Palczewski: "Parades, Pickets, and Prison: Embodied Arguments for Woman Suffrage, 1913-1919"

March 6 at 12pm in Rod Library, room 287

Dr. Catherine H. Palczewski is a professor of communication studies. As we approach the 100th anniversary of US women receiving the vote, her lecture reflects on the activism of the women who fought for the...

December CROW Forum - Jolene Zigarovich: "Trans-ing the Gothic: How Trans Plots, Genres, and Characters Trouble the Gothic Novel"

December 5 at 12pm in Rod Library, room 287

Jolene Zigarovich is an assistant professor in the Department of Languages & Literatures at the University of Northern Iowa. She has also taught at Cornell University and Claremont Graduate...

November CROW Forum - Elizabeth Sutton: "Towards an Ethics of Care: Ecofeminism, Taxidermy, and Animal Portraiture in Contemporary Art"

November 7 at 12pm in Rod Library, room 287

Elizabeth Sutton is Associate Professor of Art History. She has published Capitalism and Cartography in the Dutch Golden Age (Chicago, 2015) and Early Modern Dutch Prints of Africa (...

Clothesline Project Clothesline Project 2016

Join the WGS Program in partnership with Student Wellness Services will be participating in the Clothesline Project for Relationship Violence Awareness Month! October 17-21, we will have shirts displayed in Maucker Union from years past to bear witness to...

October CROW Forum - Katelyn Browne: "Gender, Sexuality, and Quaker Identity in Youth Literature"

First CROW Forum of 2016-2017

Join us October 3 at the Rod Library in room 287 at 12 pm for this season's first CROW Forum! Katelyn Browne is a Youth Services Librarian & Assistant Professor in the  Rod Library. Before coming to UNI...

2016 Winner of The Outstanding Graduate Paper on Gender Award Presentation

April Crow Forum with Marjorie Perkins

This presentation provides background and context to the issues of gender differences in civilian stigma associated with combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder and military sexual trauma-related post-...

CROW Forum Poster for the 2015-2016 at UNI CROW Forum 2015-2016
CROW Forum Schedule for 2015-2016

The 2015-2016 CROW Forum will take place in the Center for Multicultural Education (CME) in room109 A.  The first presentaion will be on...

Women's symbol with solidarity fist. In Black Day of Solidarity--Thursday, November 5, 2015

Day of Solidarity set for November 5

Faculty and staff representatives from the College of Education and the Women's and Gender Studies Program will sponsor a Day of Solidarity gathering at noon, Thursday, Nov. 5 in front of...

UNI Women's & Gender Studies Logo October Crow Forum- The Legacy of Virginia Woolf- Dr. Barbara Lounsberry

First CROW Forum 2015-16

The first CROW Forum of the 2015-2016 school year will take place on Monday, October 5, 2015 at 12pm in the Center for Multicultural Education (CME) room 109 A. Presenting at this forum is Dr. Barbara Lounsberry, Professor...

Congratulations, UNI WGS 2015 graduates!

Women's and Gender Studies Program would like to congratulate our WGS 2015 graduates and supporters!  We wish you the best of luck in all your future endeavors!

Join us for the 2015 Take Back the Night march on April 30th! Join us for the 2015 Take Back the Night march on April 30th!

Take Back the Night is the culminating event for Sexual Assault Awareness...

2015 Women's History Month Keynote Address: Can I Play, Too? Gender Equity in the Age of #Gamergate

If you were unable to attend the 2015 Women's History Month keynote address, please follow the link below and watch!

Can I Play, Too?  Gender Equity in the Age of #Gamergate

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)!

Please join us in wearing the color Teal on Tuesdays during the month of April.  Visit the National Sexual Violence Resource Center to learn more about SAAM!

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Film Screening: The Mask You Live In

As part of the UNI Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign, there will be a screening of The Mask You Live In on Monday, April 27 at 6:30pm in Seerley Hall, Room 115.  "The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle...

Women's History Month Keynote Address: Can I Play, Too? Gender Equity in the Age of #Gamergate

The Women's History Month Keynote Address entitled Can I Play, Too?  Gender Equity in the Age of #Gamergate will be held in the Lang Hall Auditorium at 7:30pm followed by a reception where you will have a chance...

CROW Forum: Linking Radical Feminism and Creative Nonfiction: "They're Both Damned by Convention Anyway" and Better Arguments

CROW Forum will take place at 12 NoonMonday, April 6, in the Center for Multicultural Education (Room...

Women's History Month


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Jennifer Joy Presents "Get Inspired: Four Brilliant Women Scientists"

Thursday, March 26 at 7:30pm in Seerley Hall, Room 115

Marie Curie wasn’t the only female scientist in history! This talk explores 4 brilliant and important women scientists: Lise Meitner, who discovered nuclear fission;  Chien-Shiung Wu, who...

Abrazos Film Screening and Q&A with Director Luis Argueta
  • Director Luis Argueta (recognized most recently for his 2010 film abUSed: The Postville Raid) will return to the Cedar Valley on March 8 and 9, 2015 to present the second in his trilogy of documentary films about immigration in 21st century...

CROW Forum (Current Research on Women & Gender)

Please join us for the CROW Forum on Monday, March 2, 2015 at 12pm in the CME.  Martie Reineke, professor of philsophy and world religions, will present "Intimate Domain: Desire, Trauma, and Mimetic Theory."  Copies of her book, Intimate...

V-Week Events 2015



Monday, February 16: Film Screening - What I Want My Words To Do To You

7:30pm, SRL 115

This film offers a look into the minds and hearts...

Chllin' da Conscious Poet

February 20, 2015

12pm in the CME - Brown Bag Lunch -  (Q & A) Interactive Discussion - First 20 people receive a free lunch!

7pm in Seerley Hall's Great Reading...

CROW Forum

Please join the UNI Women’s and Gender Studies program for the CROW (Current Research on Women and Gender) Forum on Monday, February 2, 2015 at 12pm in the Center for Multicultural Education (CME), room 109A on the UNI campus. Dr. Lisa Jepsen will present...

Film Screening: I AM ELEVEN
Join us for a film screening of I AM ELEVEN

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It's On Us

Please take a moment to check out the UNI It's On Us campaign website.  Sign the pledge and do your part to end sexual violence!

CROW Forum

12pm, Monday, December 1 at 12pm in the CME.

 In this presentation, The Double Whammy: Cartoon Representations of Minority Women,  Reginald Green, Emeritus Administrator, Academic Advising, will provide a critical analysis...

Day of Solidarity

Faculty and staff representatives from the College of Education and the Women's and Gender Studies Program will sponsor a Day of Solidarity gathering onThursday, November 6th at Noon in front of the Mauker Union near the water fountain.  This...

CROW Forum (Current Research on Women & Gender)

Monday, November 3, 12pm in the CME

In this presentation titled Pots and Purity: Performing the Domestic Goddess in the 19th Century, Dr. Danielle Dick McGeough considers the relationship between women and toilets, and the significance of...

A Cultural Conversation about Sexual Assault in Iowa

Tuesday, November 4, 4:30pm in the CME

Led by UNI Women's and Gender Studies alum Lata D'Mello and other professionals working on research and prevention of sexual assault, this discussion panel will focus on raising awareness...

Clothesline Project: T-shirt Making Sessions!

From 10 am - 2 pm on October 13 & 14, in the Maucker Union Hemisphere Lounge, survivors and allies will have the opportunity to decorate a t-shirt, which will be displayed the 15th & 16th in the...

Documentary Screening: Telling Amy's Story
Join us in conjunction with Shine the Light on Relationship Violence Week by attending the documentary viewing, followed by discussion facilitated by a representative from Waypoint Services and Joan Thompson, a victim services advocate at UNI.  The...
CROW Forum

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Marybeth Stalp, professor of sociology, will present "Of Course the Domestic Can Also Be Feminist: Complicating Femininity, Feminism, and the Domestic Arts." Faculty, staff, students and the...

Lecture by Nicole LaVoi - Does Sex Sell?: Uncovering Media Representations of Women's Sports

Does Sex Sell?: Uncovering Media Representations of Women's Sports...

RAINN Day

Join us for RAINN Day (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) on Thursday, September 25, from 10 am - 2 pm in the Maucker Union. We will be located next to Chats, with a banner to sign in support of sexual assault survivors.  You will also learn...

Laci Green: "Best Sex Ever"

Laci Green presents: Best Sex Ever on Wednesday, September 24 at 7pm in the Maucker Union Ballroom.  This event is free and open to the public.  Sponsors: UNI Students Together for the Advancement of Reproductive Rights, UNI Proud, and...

Fall 2014 WGS office hours

The WGS office (SAB 225) will be open Monday through Friday from 10am - 4pm.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

April has been designated as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM).  The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. ...

Take Back the Night Take Back the Night

Take Back the Night

Tuesday, April 29 at 6:30pm in SRL 115

This year, Take Back the Night will begin with a panel discussion including Dr. Harry Brod, UNI Professor of Sociology, Criminology and Anthropology and Joan Thompson, Sexual Assault...

Crow Forum 2014 CROW Forum, Monday, April 7, 2014 featuring Megan Vogt, Recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Graduate Paper on Gender Award

Megan Vogt, UNI graduate student in Social Work.

Title: “Portrayals of Feminism: Through the Eyes of Hans Christian Andersen and Disney”

Monday, April 7, 2014 

Noon in the Center for Multicultural Education,...

V-Day 2014 Logo The Vagina Monologues February 15th & 16th, 2014 in Lang Hall Auditorium

The Vagina Monologues performances will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 7pm and Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 2pm in the Lang Hall Auditorium on the UNI campus.  Admission will be $5 per ticket.  Faculty, staff and community...

Annette Lynch Crow Forum, Monday, February 3, 2014 featuring speaker, Annette Lynch

UNI Women's & Gender Studies Presents

Annette Lynch, Professor & Director of The Center for Violence Prevention


"Teaching Girls the Power Beyond Sexy: Using Bystander Approaches to Address Self-Objectification...

Ekere Tallie Poster Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie November 19, 2013 at 7:00pm in Sabin Hall Room 002

Join us for a night of poetry: Ekere's work focuses on women, ancestry, connectivity and the healing power of art.  She currently teaches literature and composition at York College in New York City.  Her first book of poetry, Karma's...

Angela Davis Book Discussion Angela Davis Book Discussion, Friday, November 1st
I hope many of you are planning to attend our book discussion this Friday, November 1st, 2013 at 10 am in Baker 161, where we will be discussing Angela Davis' book Women, Race, and Class, as...
Exciting news to share!
Thanks to former WGS Director Susan Hill for sharing with us the following exciting info:
I just got a message from Johnanna Ganz, who graduated in 2011 from WGS.  Her MA thesis was entitled, "Defining the '...
Jessica Valenti Rescheduled!

Jessica Valenti is the author of the new book, Why Have Kids? A New Mom Explores the Truth About Parenting and Happiness.  Valenti will be the keynote speaker for Women’s History Month,  and her book...

Kristen McNutt Presents at CROW Forum

Congratulations to Kristen McNutt, UNI Women's & Gender Studies graduate student, who presented her Outstanding Graduate Paper on Gender at the CROW Forum on Monday, April 2, 2012. Ms. McNutt's presentation was entitled, "We're Taking Slut Back:...

Gloria Sumpter WGS Graduate Student Wins Newsletter Competition
Congratulations to WGS Graduate student, Gloria Sumpter, for being chosen one of two winners in the CME's Voices Newsletter competition on diversity.
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Atun Wardatun and Dr. Martha Reineke WGS Alumna Receives Australian Leadership Award

Atun Wardatun, who received the MA in Women’s and Gender Studies at UNI while on a Fulbright Fellowship, has received one of seventeen Australian Leadership Awards (ALAS) to support doctoral studies at the University of Western Sydney (UWS) Australia to...