Gender Education

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Mailing Address:
The Galerstein Women's Center
The University of Texas at Dallas
800 W. Campbell Road, SSB41
Richardson, TX  75080

Student Services Building
SSB 4.300

Contact Info:
Office: (972) 883-6555
Fax: (972) 883-6558

Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Gender Education, Support, and Awareness (GESA)

The Gender Studies Lecture Series was developed in collaboration with the Gender Studies Program in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, the series focuses on topics related to gender equality, the glass ceiling, women's health and wellness, balancing work and family, workplace climate, media representation and scholarly research.

The Industry Connections Series was developed to provide women from UT Dallas and industry professionals networking dialogues that span the workplace and study space. Participants have an opportunity to discuss, support and engage in interactive presentations and sharing best practices for women in leadership roles.

Reclaiming the F Word: In Defense of Feminism

Join us on the Plinth on March 3-5, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. as we encourage our UTD community to identify their inner feminist!

You don't have to look far to find evidence of the negative connotations hanging over the word feminism. A simple Google search throws up an excessive amount of negativity that leaves one truly baffled.

By reclaiming the F word, we are active participants in the future of gender equality. By changing perceptions of the word, we encourage more people to become feminists.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Sarah Hodgkinson.

Women's History Month Celebration

The Galerstein Women's Center and the Veteran Services Center invites you to Women's History Month Celebration Luncheon Inspiring the Generation of History Makers on Thursday, March 26 at 11:30 a.m. in McDermott Suite, MC 4.4.

Retired Colonel Kim Olson, author of Iraq & Back and President/Executive Director of Grace After Fire, was among the first generation of women pilots in the U.S. Air Force, opening doors for many women. Her military career, which includes 25 years of service, deployments to the combat zones of Bosnia and Iraq, surviving the 9/11 attack in the Pentagon and becoming a command pilot with 3,700 flying hours in six different aircraft, gives her a unique perspective about women serving in the armed forces.

An advocate of women Veterans and Veteran issues, she convinced Texas legislators to pass a resolution naming March as Texas Women’s Veterans Month from 2011 to 2020. Under her leadership, Grace After Fire has helped over 2,000 women overcome post-traumatic stress disorder, injuries and trauma as well as helped them transition successfully from military life to the workplace, family and community.

Colonel Olson will recount the sacrifices and commitments of the women in the past and inspire today’s generation to make history in the future.

To register, visit Inspiring the Generation of History Makers.
Registration deadline: Thursday, March 12, 2015.

Please note: Lunch will be served and space is limited. Food costs have increased considerably, and are covered by funding by our gracious donors. Please be considerate and cancel by March 17 to allow others to attend if you cannot.

Patrons with disabilities who need special assistance, such as an interpreter or captioning, to attend this presentation should contact us no later than 72 hours prior to the presentation.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Narcely Ruiz.

Gender and Science at the Interface of Mother and Fetus

Join us on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at Davidson Auditorium in Naveen Jindal School of Management Building for lecture with Sarah Richardson.

Does a growing fetus inherit more from its mother than just DNA? Drawing from Professor Richardson’s research on a century’s worth of scientists’ answers to this bedeviling question, this talk explores how studying the effects of the mother on the fetus reveals the interaction between gender and scientific ways of knowing in the molecular age.

Sarah S. Richardson is John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University. She is jointly appointed in the Department of the History of Science and the Committee on Degrees in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality. Richardson’s research focuses on race and gender in the biosciences and on the social dimensions of scientific knowledge. She is the author of Sex Itself: The Search for Male and Female in the Human Genome (Chicago, 2013) and co-editor of Revisiting Race in a Genomic Age (Rutgers, 2008) and Postgenomics (Duke, forthcoming). Richardson’s current book project, with the working title The Maternal Mystique, is a history of research on so called maternal effects—the influences of a mother’s behavior, exposures, and physiology on her offspring’s future health and development.

The Center for Values in Medicine, Science and Technology lecture series is co-sponsored by and in partnership with the Galerstein Women’s Center, the Gender Studies Program, Rainbow Guard and Pro-choice Feminist Alliance. For details, visit

Spring 2015 Gender-Related Courses

This is a listing of all available gender-related course offerings for the Spring 2015 semester.

Course Number Course Name Instructor Course Time
AMS 2300 American Popular Culture (CV Honors) Smith TR 1:00 – 2:15 p.m.
AMS 4379 Documentary Photography: Hst, Pols, Impact Duquaine-Watson MW 10:00 – 11:15 a.m.
GST 2300 Introduction to Gender Studies Duquaine-Watson TR 2:30 – 3:45 p.m.
GST 3301
PSY 3324
Psychology of Gender Prager MW 10:00 – 11:15 a.m.
GST 3303
HST 3302
Gender, Society & Politics Duquaine-Watson MW 4:00 – 5:15 p.m.
HLTH 3310 Health Care: Global Perspectives Duquaine-Watson TR 11:30 – 12:45 p.m.
ISIS 3312 Women in Management Wissinger MW 11:30 – 12:45 p.m.
LIT 3334 Literature of Science Starnaman MW 4 – 5:15 p.m.
LIT 3380 Studies in Women’s Lit: Unruly Women Starnaman MW 1:00 – 2:15 p.m.
LIT 3383 Disease in Early Modern Lit Murphy MW 1:00 – 2:15 p.m.
LIT 4329 Jane Austen Michaelson T 7:00 – 9:45 p.m.
PSCI 3353 Law & Gender Keith Variable
PSY 3338
CLDP 3338
Adolescence Santrock M 1:00 – 3:45 p.m.
PSY 4324 Psychology of Prejudice Brody W 5:30 – 8:15 pm
SOC 3352 Gender Roles Lanham Online