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Women, Gender and Sexuality

The Department of Religions and Cultures supports research, teaching, and student projects in the areas of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Undergraduate courses include rich offerings in this area (such as, "Religion and Sexuality," "Goddesses and Religious Images of Women," and "Witchcraft, Magic, and Religion"). Graduate students can draw from coursework and guidance of faculty with great expertise and research in the intersections of feminist, queer studies and religion.

In addition, the Department hosts a monthly Women, Gender and Sexuality (WGS) Seminar that attracts students and faculty from other local universities. This seminar brings world-class faculty to present their research in the department. Recent visitors include: Isabelle Clark-Decéc (Princeton); Robert Orsi (Northwestern University); Caroline Walker Bynum (Emerita Columbia); and Joan Wallach Scott (Institute for Advanced Studies). In 2017-2018, our topic is "Gender and Labour," and we will be hosting Indrani Chatterjee (University of Texas at Austin), March 13 - 16, 2018. For more information about the Seminar, contact Dr. Leslie Orr.


Professor Laurel Ulrich - Digging into Diaries

Professor Laurel Ulrich of Harvard University's Department of History, has been invited by McGill University to give a guest lecture on her new book on Thursday October 26th at 4pm. Her lecture at McGill will be based on her new book "A House Full of Females: Plural Marriage and Women's Rights in Early Mormonism, 1835-1870".

At Concordia University, Professor Ulrich will be giving a master-class to a small group of students and faculty who are members of the Department's Women, Gender and Sexuality working group. The title of this master-class is "Digging into Diaries" and will take place on Friday October 27, 10am-noon in FA-202 (2060 Mackay).

For more information on her book, please visit the link

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