Mini Workshops

LGBT+ and Women’s Equity

The Galerstein Gender Center offers a series of 30 minute and 1-hour mini-workshops open to faculty, staff, students, community members, and industry, upon request. These mini-workshops use an intersectional approach to educate and provide practical tools to foster allyship practices that promote equitable and affirming climates across overlapping identities and communities of both women and LGBT+ communities.

Please request one workshop at a time at
We request that you allow one week notice of desired workshop.

Below is a list of our workshops:

Feminism 101

Patriarchy? Intersectionality? Internalized misogyny? The mission, goals, and history of feminism are explored in this workshop along with notable leaders in the movement and current trends.

LGBT+ 101

In this workshop, we will provide a brief overview of all LGBT+ identities, carefully researched and closely analyzed from theoretical and practical perspectives for cultural sensitivity, common usage, and general appropriateness. This workshop is aimed to help participants understand the terminology, the coming out process, the challenges of LGBT+ people, and an opportunity to gain more knowledge about the LGBT+ community.

Gender Box

A discussion-based activity about gendered language and its role in our everyday interactions.


What makes a good song? This is an opportunity to engage in a discussion and analysis of lyrics with misogynistic and sexist concepts and imagery.

Transgender 101

In this workshop, we will talk about transgender identities, an umbrella term used by people of many different identities whose gender identity and/or expression is different from their sex assigned at birth. Participants will learn about the history and work of transgender advocates, and will build participants’ understanding of and practice strategies for interrupting transphobia and creating a welcoming environment. Our mission is to provide practical ways to help each participant make UT Dallas more transgender friendly.

Masculinity Explored

This workshop is an exploration into the destructive expectations we place on men and boys in American culture.

Like A Boss

How do I dress for the job I want while maintaining my authentic self? Here we will look at what is commonly deemed professional attire, hair styling, and etiquette from a feminist lens.

Finding Your Voice

Learn how to communicate your purpose in an effective way. Whether you are a student leader, advocate/activist, or supporter of an idea or ideal, the most successful way to persuade individuals is through effective and compassionate communication.

Supporting LGBT+ Students in the Classroom (Faculty Only)

In this workshop, we aim to help aid UT Dallas professors, adjuncts, and instructors in the classroom. Participants will discuss how LGBT+ people have made significant contributions in the past, LGBT+ current events, addressing homophobic and heterosexist comments and actions that are not acceptable, as well as how to address this in an educational, informative, and non-threatening manner.

Gender Equity Execellence Program (GEEP)

The Galerstein Gender Center’s Gender Equity Excellence Program charts the progression and growth of UT Dallas students, staff, and faculty by recognizing their contribution and commitment to gender equity through participation in GGC events and programs. By attending at least one event from each of the five categories, contributors will receive a certificate of commitment to gender equity.


Start Smart


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, Gender health and wellness, balancing work and family, workplace climate, media representation and scholarly research.

The Empower & Connect Series was developed in collaboration with industry partners, the Office of Diversity & Community Engagement, Student Affairs, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Student Leadership Programs, promotes dialogue on various topics related to gender equality and glass ceiling, women’s health and wellness, work/life balance, workplace climate, media representation, feminism, and scholarly research. We hope to expand the direction of this initiative to include speakers and panelists of distinction to be part of the Series, share their knowledge with campus and community members and inspire enlightening discussion on current and emerging local and global gender roles. Students, staff, faculty, community and industry participants have an opportunity to discuss, support and engage in interactive dialogues, presentations and sharing best practices for women in leadership roles. The series was developed to provide participants with tools and confidence for success in their academic and professional and personal lives.

Fall 2017 Gender-Related Courses

This is a listing of all available gender-related course offerings for the Fall 2017 semester.

Course Number Course Name Instructor Course Time
AMS 2300 American Stds for 21st Century (Collegium V Honors) Smith TR 4:00 – 5:15 p.m.
AMS 4327 Culture of Bullying in America Winstead TR 11:30 am – 12:45 p.m.
ATCM 3321 Networked Identities Staff MW 1:00 – 2:15 p.m.
CRIM 3324 Gender, Crime, and Justice Staff Online
FILM 3325 Film Authorship: Women Directors Warren T 4:00 – 6:45 p.m.
GST 2300
SOC 2300
Introduction to Gender Studies Smith TR 1:00 – 2:15 p.m.
GST 3301
PSY 3324
Psychology of Gender Prager TR 10:00 – 11:15 a.m.
GST 3302
HST 3302
Gender in Western Thought Jakobsson M 4:00 – 6:45 p.m.
HLTH 3310 Health Care Issues: Global Perspectives Duquaine-Watson TR 1:00 – 2:15 p.m.
ISIS 3310 Childhood Sexual Abuse Wissinger TR 1:00 – 2:15 p.m.
LIT 3316 Literature of Sci-Fi Starnaman M 7:00 – 9:45 p.m.
LIT 3329 Ethnic American Literature Starnaman MW 4:00 – 5:15 p.m.
PSY 4324 Psychology of Prejudice Brody MW 5:30 – 8:15 p.m.
PSY 4346 Human Sexuality Staff
TR 2:30 – 3:45 p.m.
F 10:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
PSY 4347
CLDP 4347
Marriage and Family Psychology Taylor MW 2:30 – 3:45 p.m.
SOC 3343 Sociology of the Family Lanham MW 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Please note: Students may petition to count the following courses with significant gender content, if they write papers/final projects about gender-related topics. They can petition to count one course toward the minor and two for an IS concentration.

Course Number Course Name Instructor Course Time
LIT 3323.501 American Renaissance Starnaman W 7 – 9:45 p.m.
AMS 4304 Communication in America Winstead TR 10:00 am – 11:15 a.m.
HIST 4378 Consumerism in Modern America Heinz TR 2:30 – 3:45 p.m.
ISIS 4V89 Trial in American Culture Werhnyak TR 10:00 am – 11:15 a.m.