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The Department of Women's Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is proud to offer an interdisciplinary approach to the study of women and gender issues. Our department emphasizes multicultural and global education and innovative feminist research on issues of gender, sexuality, ethnic and national diversity, and social justice with a focus on women in Hawaiʻi, Asia, and the Pacific. We offer a major (BA) and an undergraduate certificate, and an Advanced Women's Studies (AdWS) graduate certificate.

The Department of Women’s Studies seeks an Assistant Professor candidate with expertise that is well situated at the intersection of sexuality, sexual violence, sexual harassment, and queer embodiment.

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“You do not have to be me in order for us to fight alongside each other.” —Audre Lorde, who famously described herself as a "black, lesbian, feminist, mother, poet warrior," was born #OTD in 1934. #BHM #BlackHistoryMonth #LGBTQ

Are you a diverse college student or recent grad interested in an internship in children's publishing? Then you may qualify for the WNDB Internship Grant. Applications open on March 1st:

Today would have been the birthday of Audre Lorde. Thank you for being an inspiring feminist, from your writings to your activism. #BlackHistoryMonth

She was a warrior for social & economic justice, fighting to help homeless LGBTQ youth & AIDS patients.

She was a leader at Stonewall, at age 23—and the legacy of what she set in motion still grows today.

Learn about—and honor—Marsha P. Johnson: #BHM

"When women, particularly women of color, break conventions associated with writing, they are understood to be expressing something essential about their identity; they are presenting the Asian experience, the Black experience, the feminine experience."

How I Learned To Love Experimental Fiction By Seeking Out Books By Women Of Color

During my third summer in Columbus, Ohio, where I came from Kolkata, India, to study postwar experimental literature, I was reading the Puerto Rican a...

A group of transgender farmers in #India have been helping revive the agriculture sector. They are able to work freely without stigma and believe that farming has given them an opportunity to lead an independent life. #GenderJustice #ClimateJustice

Transgenders farm their way to life free of stigma

At first sight, the tiny village of Huli Timmapura in Chikkamagaluru district appears like any other — lacking in infrastructure, bustling with farm...

To the #womenInSTEM who helped humanity progress, and all of the women who are future pioneers, we're grateful for the contributions of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics!


Today is the International Day of Women & Girls in Science! Gabby Ahmadia is a senior marine scientist at WWF and we think she is awesome! Learn more about her work to protect our oceans: #WomeninScience

Let us challenge stereotypes!
Let us benefit from diversity!
Let us push for more innovation!

More from @UNESCO on #WomenInScience Day:

Stand with Black women — this month and always.

Meet a few of the badass Black women who power Planned Parenthood and how they #StandWithBlackWomen every single day → #BHM

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