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The Center for Women’s & Gender Studies at The University of Texas at Austin fosters academic research, teaching, advocacy, and community partnerships in support of ending gender discrimination. With 75 Core Faculty and many more Associate Faculty from the university’s 16 colleges and schools, CWGS offers an undergraduate degree, an interdisciplinary master’s degree program, two dual degree master’s programs with the School of Information and the LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT Austin, a Graduate Portfolio program; and courses related to every discipline.


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Sexualized Body Image Has Negative Effect on Young Adolescent Girls

Co-authors Rebecca Bigler, professor of psychology, and Sarah McKenney, a former psychology graduate student

Slavery Scholar Shows Misconceptions Persist in U.S.

Essay by CWGS Core Faculty Daina Ramey Berry (Associate Professor, History and African and African Diaspora Studies) appears in The Conversation U.S.: “Four Myths about Slavery in the U.S.”

Most Asylum Seekers Are Law-Abiding

Commentary by CWGS Core Faculty Shannon Speed (Associate Professor, Anthropology; Director, Native American & Indigenous Studies program) appears in Global Post: "The U.S. is jailing immigrant women and children under appalling conditions"

"The Dangers of Mansplaining Abortion" by Dr. Lisa Moore is featured in Ms Magazine online

Liberal Arts Thought Leaders Publish with The Op-Ed Project

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