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Take Back the Night:









Vagina Monologues: MMRP

Packed House!


Vagina Monologues: MMRP

Approximately 100 came out in support of the V– totally packed house, standing room only! Thanks to everyone for your contributions to a successful event!





…and the 2015-2016 Rosie Award of Excellence in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies goes to….

Caitlin Seagroves

Congratulations, Caitlin!

2015 2016 Rosie Award Winner: Caitlin Seagroves with Director Tonia Hughes

A Movie and Good Conversation: The Dropbox / Obvious Child

The Drop Box and Obvious Child

A Movie and Good Conversation: If These Walls Could Talk

Movie and Discussion-If These Walls Could Talk

A Movie and Good Conversation: Hairspray

Hairspray: Movie and Discussion

Women of the Southwest Georgia Civil Rights Movement

Women of the Civil Rights Movement

"Bodies" Exhibit in conjunction with "The Body Monologues"

Feb. 11-19 in the Fine Arts Gallery

BODIES flyer

The Body Monologues

Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Experimental Theatre of the Fine Arts Building

The Body Monologues Flyer

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Titan Karate Academy will be hosting ‘Fight Like a Girl Saturdays!’. Every Saturday during the month of October on Saturdays from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in the Aerobics/Group Exercise Room in the STORM Dome.  The event is free!!!

Vagina Monologues: MMRP

Student Participation at V-Day (Stop Violence Against Women)

Dancing at VDay Peace at VDay
V-Day Dance  Peace at V-Day   
Courtney at VDay    
Doctor McDonald, Emcee  
Tonya Hughes

Tonia Hughes
Director of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Senior Lecturer of Photography and Digital Arts
Fine Arts Building Room 207B
Phone: 229-931-2209


Susan BraggDr. Susan Bragg

Business and History Building, Room 313
Phone: 229-931-2175

Genie BryanDr. Genie Bryan
Chair of English and Modern Language

Dr. Genie Bryan found herself studying feminist theory because of her mother. In a conversation about women and their houses, her mother said, “Genie, don’t you see what these women are doing? They are gilding their own cages.” As usual, her mother was right and a dissertation was born (The Woman-Built House: The Fiction of Eudora Welty, Shirley Ann Grau and Carol Dawson) which looked into women’s relationship with spaces (architectural, verbal and physical). Dr. Bryan also studies the Gothic, vampires, British literature, and early American literature. She believes you can be a feminist while wearing copious amounts of lipstick (or not), pursuing a career (or not), choosing to be a stay at mother, marrying a wonderful man (as long as he’s a feminist too) and enjoying things that sparkle. You can also be an academic feminist even if you love the men of the traditional canon—she’s been carrying on with Nathaniel Hawthorne since graduate school. She received her BA and MA from the University of Mississippi and her PhD from the University of Louisiana.

Elizabeth KuipersElizabeth Kuipers
Department of English and Modern Language

Dr. Elizabeth Kuipers has taught at GSW since 1998. She is one of the founding members of the Women’s Studies Program. Her undergraduate degree in English is from Wesleyan College, the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women. She earned her Masters and PhD from Auburn University where her main focus of study was Novels by Women. Her dissertations, The Princess and the Prostitute studied 18th century representations of Native American women and began her continued fascination with visual depictions of women and their influence on the reader/viewer. With her feminist husband, she is raising two feminist sons.

Paula MartinDr. Paula Martin
Associate Professor of History
HAPS 325
Phone: 229-931-2646

Helen TateHelen Tate
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Professor of Communications

Dr. Helen Tate earned her Ph.D. in Speech Communication with a minor in Gender Studies from Indiana University. Her areas of research include rhetorical theory and criticism with a special focus on the rhetoric of second wave feminism. Her research traces the various meanings of feminism as they are constituted in public discourse to understand how public discourse invites or inhibits identification with feminism. Dr. Tate was the division head of Arts and Communication Studies at Columbia College in South Carolina before coming to GSW, where she taught gender and communication among other courses. Dr. Tate also served as Chair and Program Planner for the Women’s Caucus of National Communication Association in 2010 and Past Chair in 2011. She currently serves as the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at GSW.

Women, and Blacks, and Queers, Oh My!

03/27/2013 150 Years of Freedom: The Price & The Politics

10/17/2012 Feminist? You Say That Like It’s a Bad Thing!

10/03/2012 Miss Representation

03/28/2012 Archaeology

03/08/2012 They Gave Us the Vote

10/19/2011 A Delicate Condition

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03/14/2011 Images of Women

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11/09/2010 Women in History

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GSW Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Fall 2016 Courses

  • WGSS 2001 : Intro to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
    S. Bragg  Campus
  • HIST 4562 : American Women’s History
    S. Bragg Campus
  • SOCI 4350 : Family Violence
    J. Laughlin Campus


Questions? Contact Dr. Susan Bragg at


Women Gender Sexuality Studies Footer

Slutwalk: April 4th

GSW Library Parking Lot - 2:00pm

SlutWalk flier

Take Back the Night: April 8th

GSW Lakehouse
Registration: 7pm - Race: 8pm

TakeBacktheNight flier

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