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Exploring the roles of gender, sexuality and women in history and society

Applying interdisciplinary approaches to research and learning in gender, sexuality, and women's studies

Building on Susan B. Anthony’s legacy as an activist and social reformer

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Pursue a degree or take courses in gender, sexuality, and women’s studies.

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Kafka Prize Ceremony and Reading with Elizabeth Poliner

Kafka Prize Ceremony and Reading with Elizabeth Poliner

Poliner is the winner of the 2017 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for her novel As Close to Us as Breathing (Little, Brown & Co., 2016). She will be on campus on Wednesday, November 1st for the awards ceremony and a reading, followed by refreshments and a book signing. The prize—awarded annually by the University of Rochester’s Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies and the Department of English—recognizes American women on the precipice of promising writing careers. 

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In 2016, the Susan B. Anthony Institute marked the 30th anniversary since its founding.

LGBTQIA Resources

We’ve compiled numerous on- and off-campus resources for LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual) individual and allies.

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