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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Women and Gender Studies Program and Center will be closed until May 18th. All faculty and staff will be teleworking and can provide most services online for the duration. If you are in one of our classes, please contact your instructor individually. Since we are solely communicating electronically, please allow at least 48 hours for responses for non-emergency requests.

David Corwin is the contact for undergraduate advising and questions, center operations, budget issues, and programming/event collaborations, course scheduling, and questions about student employment.

For graduate advising or questions about the graduate program, please contact Dr. Rachel Lewis at rlewis13@gmu.edu.


Stay Safe,

David Powers Corwin MA; MAIS
Term Faculty
Associate Director for Academic Affairs
Women and Gender Studies Program




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    Some of the best in urban (and rural) ethnography—here and abroad—has white ethnographers peering into the lives of Black and other non-white people. Oscar Lewis (“The Culture of Poverty”);  Margaret Mead (Trobriand Islanders); Elliot Liebow (Tally’s Corner); Harold Foote Gosnell (Negro Politicians); Gerald Suttles, (The social order of the slum; ethnicity and territory in the […]
  • New Review of Gender, Power and Violence
    GENDER, POWER, AND VIOLENCE: RESPONDING TO SEXUAL AND INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE IN SOCIETY TODAY Authors: Angela J. Hattery and Earl SmithPublisher: Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2019. 246p.Reviewer: Kimberly Fairchild | September 2019 After allowing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) to expire in February 2019, the House of Representatives passed a reauthorization of the bill in […]
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