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Annual Report: Center for the Study of Women and Society

This July 1, 2014, annual report of the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) covered the 2014-15 fiscal year, from July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015. It identified Professor Linda Martín Alcoff as the director of CSWS, which was now [...]

Background History and Philosophy of the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) from 1979 - 1996

This 1996 document provided a concise background history of the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) from its inception in 1977. It began with CSWS's organizing goals in 1977, which were to promote interdisciplinary research and [...]

External Review and Self-Study of Women's Studies Certificate Program (WSCP)

This self study was prepared by the Women's Studies Certificate Program (WSCP) on March 23, 2007. The self study states that WSCP began in 1990 and that its student enrollment had risen steadily from 132 students in the 2001–02 academic year to [...]

Letters requesting information regarding the Gender Balancing Project of CSWS

This file from 1986 included inquiries from various educators about the Center for the Study of Women and Society's (CSWS) guide for"Putting Women into CUNY's Curriculum." This Fall 1985 publication contained resources and materials for community [...]

The Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles Newsletter: Vol. 1, No. 1

The Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles – now the Center for the Study of Women and Society's (CWSW) – October 1979 Newsletter, was the first issue published for its members and those interested in the Center's activities. This early [...]

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The Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles Newsletter: Vol. I, No. 2

The Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles – now the Center for the Study of Women and Society's (CWSW) – November 1979 Newsletter contained notes, announcements, and information on women's studies programs and events at different City [...]

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The Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles Newsletter: The Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles Newsletter: Vol. 1, No. 3

The Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles – now the Center for the Study of Women and Society's (CSWS) – December 1979 Newsletter began with reflections on The Second Sex Conference, which commemorated the publication of Simone de [...]

The Center For the Study of Women and Sex Roles: Newsletter VOL. I, NO. 4

The Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles – now the Center for the Study of Women and Society's (CSWS) January 1980 Newsletter – focused on grants and funds available to its members. The issue provided information on foundations, [...]

The Center For the Study of Women and Sex Roles: Newsletter VOL.1, NO. 5

The February 1980 issue of the Newsletter from the Center for the Study of Women and sex Roles – now the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) – covered the feminist conferences sponsored by the CSWS; the first on Asian and Pacific [...]

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The Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles: Newsletter VOL. I, NO. 8

The Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles – now the Center for the Study of Women and Society's (CSWS) May 1980 Newsletter opens with a piece by Susan Saegert describing her research and the questions she wished to address in her upcoming [...]

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The Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles: Newsletter Vol. I, No. 9

The Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles - now the Center for the Study of Women and Society's (CSWS) June 1980 Newsletter began with a piece by Judith Lorber discussing her research. Her objective was to identify invisible barriers and [...]

Center for the Study of for the Study of Women and Sex Roles: Newsletter Vol. II, No. 1

This 1980 issue of the Newsletter by Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles - now the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) - dedicated its "Work in Progress" section to introduce the research twenty-six of its members would be [...]

Center for the Study of for the Study of Women and Sex Roles: Newsletter Vol. II, No. 2

This November 1, 1980 Newsletter issued by the Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles - now the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) - began with an excerpt by the Newsletter's editor, Nancy Brocklehurst. The excerpt provided [...]

Center for the Study of for the Study of Women and Sex Roles: Newsletter Volume II, No. 3

This January 1, 1981 issue of the Newsletter from the Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles – now the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) – began with an in-depth piece on Judith Walkowitz's November 14 talk at the CUNY [...]

Center for the Study of for the Study of Women and Sex Roles: Newsletter Volume II, No. 4

This issue of the Newsletter dated March 1st, 1981 by the Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles – now the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) – opened with Muriel Dimen's remarks from the "Feminism and Psychotherapy: Narrowing [...]

Center for the Study of for the Study of Women and Sex Roles: Newsletter Volume III, No. 1

The Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles 's – now the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) – first issue of the third volume of the 1981 Newsletter informed readers of the Center's new office locations; and enumerated and [...]

Center for the Study of for the Study of Women and Sex Roles: Newsletter Volume III, No. 2

The Center for the Study of Women and Society's (CSWS) 1981 Newsletter began with a report on Dr. Marilyn Gittell's talk on October 6, 1981, called "Activist Women and Political Priorities." This talk discussed how different types of women leaders [...]

Center for the Study of Women and Society: Newsletter Volume III, No. 4

The Center for the Study of Women and Society's (CSWS) 1982 Newsletter was the first issue to feature the Center's current name; previous issues had all used "the Center for the Study of Women and Sex Roles." The Newsletter opened with a report on [...]

Center for the Study of Women and Society: Newsletter Volume III, No. 5

Center for the Study of Women and Society's (CSWS) May-June 1982 Newsletter began with an analysis of medical management of birth. Referencing Barbara Katz Rothman's "In Labor: Women and Power in the Birthplace." the editor argued for changes in [...]

Center for the Study of Women and Society: Newsletter Volume IV, No.3

The Center for the Study of Women and Society's (CSWS) 1983 Newsletter opens with a review of the CUNY Feminist Network Conference, which convened on November 12, 1982. Lisa Master reported that the conference aimed to create a CUNY-wide feminist [...]

Center for the Study of Women and Society Newsletter: Volume IV, No. 4

The Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) 1983 Newsletter opens with Renate Bridenthal's  Marxist-Feminist Approaches to Women's History . In this piece, Bridenthal explained how feminist Marxists used Marxist theory in their [...]

Center for the Study of Women and Society: Newsletter Volume IV No. 5

This 1983 issue of the Newsletter from the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) opened with Eleanor Fapohunda reviewing Women and Development: Theory and Practice, a one-day conference on March 23, 1983. One of the conference's stated [...]

Center for the Study of Women and Society: Newsletter Volume IV, No. 1

The Center for the Study of Women and Society's (CSWS) 1982 Newsletter opens with Lisa Master's piece on the National Council for The Center for the Study of Women and Society's (CSWS) 1982 Newsletter opens with Lisa Master's article on the National [...]

Center for the Study of Women and Society: Newsletter Volume IV, No. 2

This 1982 newsletter from the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) began with an article called "New York City Commission on the Status of Women," where editor described the commission's work as educational and political. The piece [...]

A Series of Correspondences between Zalk and Orozco

Through the Visiting Scholar program, The Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) supported international scholars impacting communities far beyond CUNY. This 1991-93 collection of primary materials showed the profound and lasting [...]

The National Health Organization for Women's Health in the 21st Century Program

This pamphlet for the National Health Council's (NHC) 40th Annual Health Forum titled "Health for Women in the 21st Century," held on June 2, 1993, in the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC, was sent to the Center for the Study of Women and [...]

Zora Hurston Festival Pamphlet

This pamphlet sent to the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) announced the Fifth Annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities, an international celebration, which took place from January 24-30, 1994, in Eatonville, [...]

Expanding the Women's Activist Agenda Conference: Directory of Participants

This Directory of Participants provided information on all those who participated in the "Expanding the Women's Activist Agenda: Uniting Activists, Researchers, Funders and Policymakers" conference at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate [...]

The Center for the Study of Women and Society: Report on Activities

This activities report from the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) provided information for the rest of the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School and University Center regarding the Spring 1995 semester. It began with a [...]

Center for the Study of Women and Society Self Study – 2008

Submitted on May 7, 2008, this report on the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) was part of the City University of New York (CUNY) Center/Institute Periodic Review. The history section stated that CSWS was founded by CUNY Graduate [...]

Advisory Board Meeting Agenda: Infusing Women of Color Material into CUNY Senior College Curriculum

Dated March 23 and April 6, 1990, this agenda for the Advisory Board meeting for the  Infusing Material on Women of Color into the Liberal Arts Curriculum  of the City University of New York (CUNY) Senior Colleges served as a formal [...]

#CancelRent And Eviction Blockades in Brooklyn: Black Queer Women and Femmes Fight for the Right to Housing

Written and submitted by Brooklyn College student Emily Batista over the summer of 2020, this autoethnography focused on the eviction defense of 1214 Dean Street in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Batista framed this research project as a "vessel to [...]

Student Week of Action in Defense of Education

Occupy CUNY circulated this informational leaflet for a “Student Week of Actions” (November 14-21, 2011) in defense of education, and in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street. The schedule of Graduate Center Events included a student strike, a [...]

Graduate Center General Assembly Working Groups

Informational leaflet with a list of Graduate Center General Assembly Working Groups for Fall 2011: direct action, faculty liaison, inclusion, knowledgewerk, press, online presence & media, outreach, structure/process, support, and write in. The [...]

CUNY Faculty Statement of Support for November 17, 2011, Student Strike

CUNY Faculty Statement of Support, written primarily by Graduate Center faculty, for the November 17, 2011, Student Strike, in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street. Several of the CUNY faculty who spearheaded this statement, and a few visiting [...]

Periodic Review Report to Commission on Higher Education

Six years after the Women's Studies Program began offering a joint BA from Brooklyn College's Schools of Social Sciences & Humanities, the program issued this progress report outlining their accomplishments and concerns to the Commission of Higher [...]

Women's Studies Program General Meeting Minutes

The minutes of this meeting of the Women's Studies Program reflect the pedagogical considerations and the feminist methodologies used to build course curriculum within the program. Proposals for new courses from new faculty across disciplines are [...]

Summer Institute Grant Proposal

After establishing both a Women's Studies baccalaureate and a Women's Center at Brooklyn College, faculty organizers turned their attention to broadening the field. With support from the New York Women's Studies Association they prepared to submit a [...]

Letter to Jane Gould, Barnard Women's College

This letter from Brooklyn College Women's Studies Program co-founder Renate Bridenthal to the director of the Women's Center at Barnard College demonstrates the inter-institutional collaboration within academic feminist activism, and the [...]

Letter from Brooklyn College Dean of Social Sciences

This letter from Nathan Schmukler, Dean of Social Sciences at Brooklyn College welcomes the transfer of the interdisciplinary program in Women's Studies to the College of Social Sciences. The Women's Studies steering committee had advocated for the [...]

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