WGS Senior Cuca RamÍrez Miranda Delivers Senior Oration at Commencement

WGS Senior Cuca Ramírez Miranda delivered this year's senior oration at Commencement on May 12, 2024. She also won the Julie Berebitsky Prize in Women's and Gender Studies, the Schauss Award for inquiry, initiative, and engagement in Speanish-speaking culture, and the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award.




Sewanee has honored a trailblazing icon and the founder of the Women's and Gender Studies Program, Professor Julie Berebitsky, with a new oil portrait.



Students Anna Forward (C'22), Pauline Mashburn (C'23), and Anne Dobson Ball (C'23), and Professor Molly Brookfield (WGS) started a movement to offer menstrual products more widely across campus.

WGS Major Makenzie Pentz presents paper at Clevenger Undergraduate Honors Conference

Sophomore Makenzie Pentz, a Women’s and Gender Studies and Classics double major from Crossville, Tennessee, recently presented her paper “Monica Lewinsky: From Scandal to Social Activism.” Pentz’s paper argues that Lewinsky “has developed a platform of activism against cyberbullying and has since given speeches that deserve examination for their historical significance in women’s rhetoric,” especially within the context of the #MeToo Movement.

Armonté Butler on Instagram Live

Join Kim Heitzenrater and Sewanee Career Readiness for #LifeAfterSewanee LIVE on Thursday at 10 a.m. (central) on Instagram Live. Each week, graduates from a diverse range of fields and levels of experience share insight into their careers, key decisions or actions that made a difference, how their time at Sewanee developed career-readiness, and advice for those launching their careers. 

This week, our guest will be Armonté Butler, C’17: MPH Candidate and Bloomberg Fellow at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and LGBTQ Health and Rights Senior Program Manager at Advocates for Youth. 

100 Years with Woman Suffrage: Prison, Protests, and Promise

On Tuesday, February 25, Professor Belinda A. Stillion Southard will deliver a lecture entitled "100 Years with Woman Suffrage: Prison, Protests, and Promise." The lecture will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Torian Room, and light refreshments and a book signing will follow. We hope to see you there, and hope that you will encourage your students to attend!

Prof. Lehn wins Excellence in Teaching Award

Assistant Professor Melody Lehn was recognized on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 with the university’s citation for Excellence in Teaching. She won the award in her second year here, where she holds a joint appointment in Rhetoric and Women’s & Gender Studies, and also serves as Co-Director of the Speaking-across-the-Curriculum initiative and Assistant Director of the Center for Speaking & Listening.

Establishing the Berebitsky Prize

Jessica Osaki and her husband, Houston Howell, both class of 2002, have just made a lead gift to create an endowment for the Julie Berebitsky Prize, which will be established to honor the graduating senior who writes the best senior thesis in the Women’s and Gender Studies Program.