Transgender Advocacy and Activism in the Midwest: A Partnership

How can Gender Studies majors learn about transgender history, rights, and activism beyond the college classroom? How can students apply their knowledge of feminist theory and methods to practical problems? What does being an ally and an activist look like? These are the questions we are asking and answering in creating a Transgender Studies internship program...

Contextualizing Women’s Movements in the Appalachian South

Contextualizing Women’s Movements in the Appalachian South Jessica Wilkerson, University of Mississippi My research started with watching a movie. The women characters of the award-winning documentary film “Harlan County: USA” (1976) made indelible impressions on me. Mothers, daughters, and sisters of coal miners in Harlan County, Kentucky, organized in support of men who went on … Continue reading Contextualizing Women’s Movements in the Appalachian South

17 Days of Activism for the Empowerment of Rural Women and their Communities

The Rural Women's Studies Association and this Rural Women's Studies blog seek to highlight both research and activism related to rural women around the world.  This week, instead of our typical blog post, we have chosen to highlight an upcoming campaign that seeks to promote local activism around the globe to focus on empowering rural women … Continue reading 17 Days of Activism for the Empowerment of Rural Women and their Communities