Volume No. 1

Volume 1 Cover

Cover: "Person in Red Long Sleeve Shirt Holding Flowers"
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Welcome to Wild Tongue, Volume I

Dear friends, feminists, allies, and accomplices, Welcome to the first volume of the Wild Tongue Annual Newsletter presented by the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at the University of Connecticut! We are publishing this newsletter in a moment that, for many of us, is filled with heartache, anxiety, fear, and uncertainty. A moment that […]

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An Introductory Letter from Wild Tongue Intern, Alex Taylor

When we first started creating this newsletter during Spring Break, returning to campus before the end of the semester still felt like a possibility. That feels ridiculous now. These past four months have been heavy, as we mourn lives lost due to COVID-19, police brutality, and racism. This newsletter was intended to be a small […]

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WGSS Class of 2020 Senior Profiles

  To celebrate the graduating WGSS majors and minors, we asked the Class of 2020 to share some of their experiences as students in the program. We are so proud of these smart and talented students, and we wish them the best of luck beyond UConn! Congratulations! Cover Photo by Padli Pradana from Pexels

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COVID 19 and Black America: A Digital Zine

_____________________________________________________________________________________ Grace Lemire (she/her) is a senior double majoring in Urban & Community Studies and Human Rights and minoring in Social Justice Organizing. In addition, she serves as Senior Resident Assistant, a Trip Director for the Alternative Breaks program, a member of the Fraternity and Sorority community, both in the office and in her own […]

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Thank You, Professor Ingrid Semaan!

  After fourteen years of remarkable leadership Ingrid Semaan is stepping down as director of the WGSS program at the Stamford Campus. Her Stamford colleagues are happy to know that she will continue to teach and mentor in WGSS and Sociology while also pursuing new research projects. Her many awards from students, community organizations and […]

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Statement on Racial Injustice and Ending White Supremacy

Statement from Centers, Institutes, and Programs on Racial Injustice and Ending White Supremacy June 2020 We, the faculty and staff of the interdisciplinary Centers, Institutes, and Programs, stand together to express our shock, our heartbreak, and our outrage at the horrific and senseless killing of George Floyd and the ongoing violence against Black people. George […]

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Introducing New WGSS Faculty and Staff

Please join us in welcoming the newest members of the WGSS Program! Autumn Chidester, she/her/hers Student Admin Trainee Research and Hobbies: Video games (mostly Animal Crossing: New Leaf as of currently), listening to music, drawing, as well as playing Dungeons and Dragons. I’ll also be trying to teach myself how to play the kalimba soon! […]

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Catch Up with WGSS Alumni

In the time of social distancing, we wanted to catch up with our alumni! We asked them about their time at UConn and in the WGSS Program, their current endeavors, and what advice they have for WGSS students. Check out their responses below! If you are a WGSS graduate (major, minor, or Feminist Studies Certificate […]

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WGSS Faculty Accomplishments

We wanted to take a moment to celebrate some of the very many accomplishments made by WGSS faculty and affiliated faculty this past year. Congratulations and thank you to all who shared their accolades! Laura Mauldin, Ph.D, NIC Assistant Professor Human Development and Family Sciences Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies This year, Professor Laura Mauldin’s […]

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“Some Element of Magic”: Interview with Alex Taylor, WT Intern

Over the past few months (and through a whirlwind of a semester), I worked closely with Alex Taylor (CLAS ’21), a Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Human Rights double major, artist, and aspiring educator. I’m so grateful for all of the hard work and time Alex dedicated to the inaugural newsletter, particularly during this […]

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WGSS 2020 Virtual Commencement Keynote

Welcome graduates, family, friends, faculty, and loved ones to this important day of celebration and recognition of your hard work and success. It is an honor to be here to speak to you all today and to commemorate your achievements along with those who are most proud of you. I join you today from Tongva […]

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2020 Award Recipients

The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program is proud to present annual awards to undergraduate and graduate students whose scholarship, activism, art, teaching, and involvement on campus make critical feminist contributions to the WGSS Program and the UConn community at-large. Congratulations to our 2020 award winners! Feminist Praxis Award: Shamayeta Bhattacharya Shamayeta Bhattacharya is a […]

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