- Following headlines about a home birth with the most recent royal baby, Dema G. Seelye Chair in the History of Medicine, and WGSS affiliate, Wendy Kline wrote in the Washington Post about how the United Kingdom associates home births and midwives with positive birth outcomes versus more skeptical U.S. attitudes
- Kline talked with WTHR about the public health, access, and data issues that contribute to Indiana's high maternal mortality rate and infant mortality rate.
- Nadia Brown, associate professor of political science and African American studies, and WGSS affiliate, discussed with the Washington Post how the word "squad" has taken on new life and meaning following the rise of four female freshman lawmakers in Congress.
- Among the leading storylines during this summer's FIFA Women's World Cup was the conversation about gender equity and the pay gap between women and men in sports. Cheryl Cooky weighed in on the equal-pay debate in a story by Reuters and contributed to an op-ed for USA Today about criticisms the U.S. team faced for their boisterous celebrations during their opening win over Thailand. The associate professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and American Studies also spoke to NBC News for a story on lesbian visibility at the World Cup.
- Congratulations to WGSS affiliate, Melinda Zook, Professor of History and director of the Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts program, for winning the Helen B. Schleman Gold Medallion award from the Purdue University Mortar Board Society. Created in 1968 by the university’s Mortar Board members, Women’s Residence Council, Panhellenic, and Off-Campus Women, the annual award and cash prize go to a faculty or staff member who has matched the goals of former Dean Schleman, who served as dean of women from 1947-1968. Melinda will also keynote the annual Mortar Board initiation breakfast.
- Congratulations to WGSS affiliate, Silvia Z. Mitchell, Assistant Professor of Early Modern European History, for the publication of a special journal issue of The Court Historian: The International Journal of Court Studies that she guest edited. The special issue is named The Spanish Habsburg Court during the Reign of Carlos II (1965-1700). She also authored the introduction and one of the articles: "Women and Children First: Court Ceremonial during Carlos II's Minority, 1665-1675."
- Congratulations to WGSS affiliate, Aparajita Sagar, Associate Professor of English, for winning the College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher award for the academic year 2018-19.
- WGSS Affiliate, Sharra Vostral, and WGSS-affiliated student organization The Period Project, address misinformation around periods.
- Congratulations to Cheryl Cooky, Associate Professor of American Studies and Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, for receiving the Trailblazer Award.
- Congratulations to Wendy Kline, Dema G. Seelye Chair in the History of Medicine, for being awarded the Fulbright-University of Birmingham Distinguished Chair for fall 2019.
- Congratulations to Yvonne Pitts, associate profess of history and WGSS affiliate, for being named as recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award in Memory of Charles B. Murphy.
- Nadia Brown, associate professor of political science and African American Studies, and WGSS affiliate, helped edit a Washington Post article by Scripps College professor Vanessa Tyson in the Journal of Women, Politics, and Policy about understanding sexual assault. Tyson has accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault.
- Sharra Vostral, associate professor of History and WGSS affiliate, addresses the cultural shift in discussing menstruation in public (CNN).
- Associate Professor of Political Science and African American Studies, and WGSS affiliate Nadia Brown discussed why Democrats tapped former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacy Abrams to deliver their response to the State of the Union address with "Moneyish." (Marketwatch)
- Assistant Professor of Sociology Jean Beaman and WGSS affiliate weighed in on the racial implications surrounding a recent controversy at a local nail salon accused of discriminatory practices (WBAA).
- Article about WGSS' independent study research program in Purdue's Archives and Special collections
- Cheryl Cooky wins the 2018 "Outstanding Sociology of Sport Article of the Year Award for publication "We cannot stand idly by: A necessary call for the public sociology of sport." This award is presented to the author of the best article published in the Sociology of Sport Journal from the previous calendar year.
- Jennifer Freeman Marshall is on panel at Purdue's Dawn or Doom
- Jennifer Freeman Marshall hosts writer of new feminist-focused Earhart book
- Freeman Marshall and Boisseau speak at opening of Guerrilla Girls Exhibit
- Jennifer Freeman Marshall featured speaker for Purdue's "Big Read"
- TJ Boisseau leads study abroad program in India
Under the purview of WGSS faculty advisor, TJ Boisseau, The Period Project put on a menstrual product competition among the sororities and collected about one thousand products. They also used the money from a bake sale to procure products at a reduced price from Kimberly Clark to donate about 2,000 products to ACE food pantry. They also do a brief education section at each of our meetings, which facilitates conversation outside of meetings.
Under the purview of WGSS faculty advisor, Jennifer Freeman Marshall, the purpose of FACT is to promote gender equity and social justice on the Purdue Campus and in the local community.
Under the purview of WGSS faculty advisor, TJ Boisseau, Gamma Rho Lambda National sorority is a multicultural social sorority for women, trans-women, trans-men and non-binary students of any race, culture, or sexual orientation. Gamma Rho Lambda National Sorority is dedicated to providing a social support system for young college students. Gamma Rho Lambda has been referred to as the first national multicultural lesbian sorority; however we are inclusive of cis -gendered women, Trans women, Trans men, and gender variant people of all sexualities and racial identities.