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Celebrating 30 years of innovative scholarship at Yale

Hosted by WGSS and LGBTS,
with generous support from the Yale Provost’s Office, the Women Faculty Forum, and the Whitney Humanities Center

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Women’s Studies at Yale—thirty years, that is, of extraordinary work by incredible people.  Wave upon wave of visionary students, faculty, staff, and administrators have worked together over these decades to build the vibrant collaborative programs we have today: Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies.

If you’ve found your way to this page, you are likely part of our history or even our present.  We hope you’ll join in the celebration!  We’re inviting you all back to Yale for a weekend of anniversary festivities and thoughtful discussion—for an expansive, inclusive reunion that will create new communities even as it reunites old ones. 

Some of our illustrious former faculty and students will be here to reflect upon their personal intellectual trajectories; others will speak about critical issues within the fields of gender and sexuality studies; still others will lead more intimate workshops and discussions in which we consider the impact of this scholarship upon our personal, political, and professional lives.  The organizing committee is also coordinating activities outside the seminar rooms and lecture halls: a captivating women’s history walking tour of the campus, a fabulous student-created theater piece about the history of sexuality and gender at Yale, and—more somberly—a memorial gathering in which to remember those we’ve lost.  And we know we’ll all want plenty of unstructured time to talk, so there will be easy and delicious coffees, receptions, and meals throughout the weekend.


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Anniversary Poster program
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