Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
at Miami University
Tammy Jolene Atha (2013)
My most meaningful experience at Miami University has certainly been my capstone project. With the help of Yu-Fang Cho of the English department and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program [WGS], I have been able to produce my own installation art.
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Rebecca Lancaster (2012)
I think that students who have not found their niche, or would like a more diverse look at the world should try a WGS course. As a major (or minor) the course load provides many options to take classes that interest you and you can really make the major work to meet your goals.
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Jenna Saponaro (2012)
[WGS] courses have prepared me for my life after college by demanding and incorporating cultural awareness in an era ruled by globalization ... My academic background in the humanities shows that I have strong writing, reading, and communication skills and that I can be adaptable to many industries.
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Dr. Roxanne Ornelas
My research interests in the geographies of indigenous peoples, environmental justice, and human rights have driven my scholarly work for over a decade ... I have enormous gratitude for the wisdom of indigenous elders and others who have shared their spirit and lessons with me over the years.
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Dr. Theresa Kulbaga
I feel that [my community outreach activities] enrich my classroom, the wider community, and ultimately the profession of teaching, as evidenced by my work on humanitarian life narratives and transnational feminisms.
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Roselyn Banda (graduate student)
The Women's Studies Program should be a must for anyone interested in understanding the strength and capacity that women have in changing the world.
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Shannon Payne (1999)
When I reflect on my experiences at Miami, I realize that the Women's Studies Program provided me with a safe space to become myself, and to voice that self. In my first semester, I took an introductory WMS class that changed every class I took thereafter.
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Sarah Pliske (2010)
I think any student who genuinely desires a deeper understanding of the social structures that shape our daily lives would benefit from courses in Women's Studies ... I highly encourage anyone who values social justice, especially students interested in politics, international studies, any of the humanities, psychology or other service-oriented careers to take a Women's Studies class.
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Katie Booher (2009)
WMS gives students another way of looking at the world. It exposes them to people and places and situations they may not encounter as a business or accounting major and it forces them to expand their attitudes and shift their perceptions.
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