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Welcome From the Director


Greetings and welcome!

As we head into another school year, I am happy to welcome many new students into to the major and minor.  However, I am sad to report the departure of two well-known and well-liked members of the Women’s and Gender Studies program: Jodi Eichler-Levine and Geneva Murray.  Professor Eichler-Levine left UW Oshkosh to take a new job at Lehigh University, as Philip and Muriel Berman Professor of Jewish Civilization, and Professor Murray, who directed the Women’s Center in addition to teaching for WAGS, is leaving to direct the Women’s Center at Ohio University.  We will miss them both very much, as they made substantial contributions not only to Women’s and Gender Studies, but across campus.  I am also saddened to report the retirement of our long time administrative assistant, Jeri Zelke.  Jeri did amazing work for the Women’s and Gender Studies program, and will be greatly missed, but we are happy to have Kim Bullington serving in her stead as we search for her permanent replacement.  

Mark your calendars for our annual fall semester meet and greet: we will convene in the 3rd floor Sage Hall lounge on September 23rd at 3:30 p.m.  Refreshments will be served, and it will be a great time to catch up with classmates, greet your professors, and ask questions about the WAGS major, minor, and LGBTQ Studies certificate.  In addition to the meet and greet, I am available for advising throughout the semester, whether you would like to discuss your planned graduation date, a study abroad or internship opportunity, or the possibility of going to graduate school.

The LGBTQ Studies certificate program continues to grow, with new courses being added to the curriculum regularly.  New this fall is Psychology of Human Sexuality, taught by a new faculty member, Ashley Thompson.  Professor Krueger will be offering Queer Politics and Policy during fall interim, and both Queer Theory and Intro to LGBTQ Studies will be offered in spring 2016.  If you’re interested in learning more about the certificate, check out this website and/or contact Liz Cannon or myself.

I look forward to another busy and productive school year.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions about the program.



Dr. Launius



Feminist Theory

Students in our Feminist Theory class, Fall 2011

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