Institute for Women's Studies

2018 Josiah Meigs Teaching Professor Patricia Richards

Posted 1 month 5 days ago
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Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies Patricia Richards is known as a demanding instructor who dares her students to accept challenges that make them want to think on a level beyond a single course or grade:

Fostering intellectual excitement in the classroom that inspires students, she helps build some of UGA’s most forward-thinking interdisciplinary programs.

In addition to her joint appointment in the sociology department and the Institute for Women’s Studies, Richards is a core faculty member in the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute as well as a faculty...

Johnson-Bailey named University Professor

Posted 1 month 3 weeks ago
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Congratulations to professor and director of the Institute for Women’s Studies Juanita Johnson-Bailey, who has been named University Professor, an honor bestowed on faculty members who have made a significant impact on the University of Georgia:

Johnson-Bailey is a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of Lifelong Education, Administration and Policy in the College of Education, in addition to her appointment to the institute.

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Johnson-Bailey has made a profound impact on the advancement of diverse groups since she joined the faculty in 1995. She co-founded...

Coley Lecture, Geography colloquium April 21

Posted 1 year 1 month ago
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A Friday afternoon at UGA the richness of the campus intellectual environment will be on display in two separate lectures. First at 12:30 pm in the Griffith Auditorium of the Georgia Museum of Art, the 23rd annual Andrea Carson Coley Lecture:

The lecture, "Unsettling Citizenship: Sexuality, Race and the History of Naturalization in the U.S.," will follow a reception honoring the Coley family at 11:30 a.m. The lecture and reception are open free to the public. 

[The speaker is Siobhan B. Somerville, associate professor of English and gender and women's studies at the...

Sixth Women and Girls in Georgia Conference

Posted 2 years 7 months ago
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Friday and Saturday October 9-10, the Sixth Women and Girls in Georgia conference will be held in the Miller Learning Center:

The theme of this year's conference is sustainability. Presentation topics throughout the conference will explore the intersections of social, economic and environmental challenges as they relate to women and girls in the state, including environmental justice, local food, food insecurity, climate change, environmental health, recycling and conserving on college campuses and protecting Georgia's honeybee population.

The Women and Girls in Georgia...

Women in campus leadership

Posted 2 years 9 months ago
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The percentage of women holding leadership positions in UGA's administration has remained flat for more than a decade, even as the proportion of female faculty has grown steadily. This is reflective of national trends in higher education and in the private sector, and UGA is taking several steps to increase the representation of women in leadership roles:

In spring 2015, UGA President Jere W. Morehead and Provost Pamela Whitten launched the Women's Leadership Initiative. Whitten charged a 10-member planning committee with assessing what barriers were preventing the...

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