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FGSS Fall 2022 Newsletter




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Fall Quarter 2022 Newsletter


Welcome Back!


[Table of contents: 

  • FGSS People to Know
  • Fall Event Highlights
  • Course Highlights
  • Stay in Touch!]

[FGSS Program Logo]

Dear FGSS Students, Faculty, and Alumni, We have another big year ahead of us!

This newsletter will key you in on the latest FGSS happenings. Please make a point to join us for one of our Fall events; reach out to Charlotte, Maxe, or An to reconnect; and keep us in the loop about your work so we can support the great things you do across campus.

For faculty, there are the usual opportunities for service: Guest lecture in Winter 101, judge the Rosaldo Lopes Moore Prizes at the end of the year, join the Program Committee, promote FGSS in your courses, and spread the word about our Honors program. Let Maxe know if you’d like a Program Representative to visit your class.

We have a gorgeous new course flyer featuring art by Cairo Mo ('20). Come pick one up in Margaret Jacks, at our Welcome Back event, or ask us to deliver! 

FGSS People to Know

A warm welcome to this year’s Faculty Fellows. We are thrilled to have these tremendous people and scholars join the program: Alexis Wells-Oghoghomeh (Religious Studies) and Partha Pratim Shil (History). You will have many opportunities to engage with them this year.

[Side-by-side images of Alexis Wells-Oghoghomeh and Parth Pratim Shil]

[Image of Dr. Maya Cruz with her dog against a brick wall]

Thanks to tremendous efforts over the past two years, we have a new Lecturer in FGSS! Dr Maya Cruz comes to us by way of UC Davis. Maya works in the fields of Cultural Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Feminist Science and Technology Studies. This year, she will teach two seminars, “Intersectional Feminisms” in Fall and “Introduction to Feminist Science and Social Justice” in Spring, along with co-teaching 101 and the Honors Workshop with Maxe. Help us welcome Maya (and her service dog Rosalie). Invite her to coffee and help her connect to scholars & campus endeavors in her fields. 

2022-23 Program Representatives

Senior Glede Wang [Picture of undergraduate student Glede Wang]

Junior Sarah Jung [Picture of undergraduate student Sarah Jung]

Senior Lucas Lawrence [Picture of undergraduate student Lucas Lawrence]

FGSS Fall Event Highlights


Welcome Back Party Oct 11 4:00-5:30 (remarks at 4:30)

[Black and gold festive party invitation]

Come for snacks, swag, and community. This was a smash last year, so don’t miss!


Undergrad Major/Minors Lunch Tuesday Oct 18, 12-1:00pm


Ph.D Minor Lunch Tuesday Nov 15 1:30-2:30pm


[Poster of Tony Kushner event with co-sponsoring program icons at the bottom. Image is outline man running against a pattern background of names]

Tony Kushner on Munich in conversation with Charlotte Fonrobert- October 19th 7pm*

Contact Maxe if you are an undergrad who would like to have lunch with Tony Oct 20th! 


[Poster of LJ Roberts event with art of two people hugging each other, art is an original embroidered piece by LJ Roberts]

Artist LJ Roberts in conversation with Maxe Crandall - October 13th Cantor Arts Center Theater 12-1:30pm RSVP at LINKTR.EE/QSR_STANFORD - lunch provided


Course Highlights

Graduate Courses


FEMGEN 385N Transfeminism Winter
FEMGEN 300J Methods for Studying Gender and Sexuality in Music Spring FEMGEN 314 Performing Identities

Undergraduate Major/Minor Required Courses



FEMGEN 11 Introduction to Dance Studies 


FEMGEN 151 Feminist Life-Writing 



FEMGEN 131 Is Visibility a (Trap) Door?

Intersectional Structures of Oppression

FEMGEN 132 Intersectional Feminisms
FEMGEN 96C Resisting Empire
FEMGEN 264S Race, Gender, Justice
FEMGEN 188 Black Feminism and the SciFi of Octavia Butler
FEMGEN 148 Intro to Feminist Science and Social Justice

LGBTQI & Global Courses

FEMGEN 100C Queer Cinema Around the World
FEMGEN 111 Queering Buddhism
FEMGEN 111A Gender and Race in South Korean Culture
FEMGEN 150G Performing Race, Gender, and Sexuality
FEMGEN 150N Queer Sculpture
FEMGEN 159 James Baldwin and 20th Century Literature
FEMGEN 297 Gender and Education in Global and Comparative Perspectives

Submit your best essays and creative work to the FGSS Annual Prizes and to Embodied, Stanford's student-run undergraduate journal in feminist, gender, and sexuality studies

Embodied is currently recruiting editorial board members. Board members help run the journal, while also reviewing and editing submissions. No matter what your experience level is, if you have a passion for the topic, please apply! Applications are due Sunday, Oct 16 at 11:59 PM PST.

Thanks to Senior Glede Wang, this year we will launch the FGSS Instagram @stafordfgss and reboot our Twitter presence @StanfordFGSS. Our social media will feature archival material, with special care of Senior Hana/Connor Yankowitz who is working in the archives with Josh Schneider Fall quarter.

The images on the right link to our social media.[Twitter Icon][Instagram Icon]

Please consider making a gift to the Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies to help us to continue funding our work.

You can make a gift to FGSS by clicking this link.

[Image of Class of 2022 Femgen students and Femgen Program Leadership at graduation in stoles, left to right, David Patrick Ryan, Hana/Connor Yankowitz, Brionna Bolaños, Kiara Dunbar, Matthew Haide Zheng, Maxe Crandall, Charlotte Fonrobert, and Somer Bryant]

2022 FGSS Grads Today DAVID PATRICK RYAN works as a Data Analyst at ReSpawn Entertainment. HANA/CONNOR YANKOWITZ is a Super Senior finishing classes and working in the FGSS archives. BRIONNA BOLAÑOS is studying at the Center for Latin American Studies at Georgetown U. KIARA T DUNBAR has a year-long fellowship in the NBCUniversal Page Program (Universal City CA). MATTHEW HAIDE ZHENG is studying at Harvard Divinity School. SOMER BRYANT is currently applying to research positions.