The Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research offers an interdisciplinary forum for the study of gender, its function in cultures and societies, and its intersection with race and class. Students may choose from three areas of concentration within the BA program: General Concentration, Concentration in Theories and Politics of Sexuality, Concentration in Gender and International Development. A minor in Women's Studies and a minor in Theories and Politics of Sexuality are also available. The Center offers master's and doctoral students the Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies in conjunction with (other) degree programs. Graduate students may choose a thesis or non-thesis Master of Arts degree.For more information on specific programs, please refer to the Undergraduate or Graduate pages. To support the Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research, please click on this link.

News and Announcements

Demystifying Online Courses and their Application to Diversity Content and Feminist Pedagogy: The Example of Psychology of Women

Friday, September 26th, 10am
Ustler Hall 308

Have you thought about developing an online course but are not sure how to do it? Have you wondered whether your content or approach to teaching would fit with the online environment? Please join the Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research for an interactive presentation and discussion of these issues through an example course: Psychology of Women taught by Dr. Bonnie Moradi. This course is a fully online advanced seminar that covers a range of psychological theories and research related to the psychology of women and women’s experiences. The course also encourages students to think about the intersections of gender, class, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, and other dimensions of diversity. Dr. Moradi will provide an overview of the course, describe concrete examples of online tools used to address diversity content and enact feminist pedagogy in the course, and describe student outcomes. Please join us and bring your questions and comments. Coffee and tea will be served. RSVP to tuckey@ufl.edu suggested

International & Minority Science Fiction in a Global World

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
Smathers Library, Ustler Hall Atrium
Open to the Public

A workshop on global cultures and subcultures of science fiction organized by UF’s Science Fiction Working Group. Morning and afternoon sessions will run from 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM in Smathers Library Room 100, and will feature talks by Luis Álvarez-Castro (UF, Spanish and Portuguese Studies), M. Elizabeth Ginway (UF, Spanish and Portuguese Studies), Andrew Gordon (UF, English, Emeritus), Terry Harpold (UF, English), Tace Hedrick (UF, English & Women’s Studies), Kostas Kapparis (UF, Classics), Jennifer Rea (UF, Classics), Stephanie A. Smith (UF, English), and Philip Wegner (UF, English). The workshop will conclude with an evening keynote address by noted Cuban sf author Anabel Enríquez Piñeiro on “The Image of Women and Female Identity in Cuban Science Fiction and Fantasy” (7:30–9 PM in Ustler Hall).

All workshop events are free and open to the public. For more information and a complete program of events, see http://sciencefiction.group.ufl.edu.

Bonnie Moradi, Director

Dr. Bonnie Moradi

Bonnie Moradi is a Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research (CWSGR) at the University of Florida. She has been an Affiliate faculty member of the CWSGR since she joined UF in 2001.

Dr. Moradi’s research, teaching, and professional service reflect her interest in informing social justice efforts with scientific evidence and informing scientific advancements with social justice considerations. Specifically, Dr. Moradi’s research program focuses on experiences of prejudice, discrimination, and objectification, as well as on collective identity. This research examines the nature of these experiences, their implications for psychosocial functioning such as health and workplace outcomes, and their intersections across minority statuses (e.g., gender, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation). This research has garnered funding from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the Palm Center, the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA), and the American Psychological Foundation’s Wayne F. Placek Award. Similarly, Dr. Moradi teaches psychological theory and research on how diversity and sociocultural privilege and oppression manifest in people’s lives (e.g., Advanced Seminar in Psychology of Women, Multiculturalism and Diversity in Counseling Psychology).

Dr. Moradi is the recipient of national awards including the Association for Women in Psychology’s Florence Denmark Distinguished Mentoring Award, the American Psychological Association (APA) Committee on Women in Psychology Emerging Leader Award, and Early Career Awards from the APA Society of Counseling Psychology and its Section for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Issues. Dr. Moradi is also the recipient of UF’s Doctoral Dissertation Mentoring Award and LGBT Community Impact Award for Outstanding Faculty Member. She is currently Associate Editor of Psychology of Women Quarterly and the Journal of Counseling Psychology. 

Kathryn Chicone Ustler Hall

Built in 1919, the structure fell into disuse in 1979 but was saved from demolition in 1988 when it was granted protection under the National Register of Historic Places. A generous donation from sociology alumna Kathryn Chicone Ustler in 2000 allowed for the vacant gym to be transformed into a 14,700 square-foot academic treasure. The restoration process began in 2004, and Women’s Studies moved into the facility in July, 2006.

Ustler Hall, a beautifully renovated, freestanding three-story building, includes classrooms, seminar rooms, a two-story atrium, and faculty and administrative offices for the Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research. This building is the first one on the UF campus renamed to honor a woman. To support the Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research, please click on this link.

For more information on renting the Atrium at Ustler Hall please contact Donna Tuckey or call 273-0382. To review the rules and rates, click on this link.