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Women's Studies Program

Department of Literature and Language

Welcome to the Women's Studies Program 

Women’s Studies at ETSU educates students to critically engage issues of gender and sexual equity in the Appalachian South, nationally, and globally.

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    E. Patrick Johnson with Women's Studies

    Women's Studies faculty and staff traveled to hear E. Patrick Johnson's reading at Malaprop's Bookstore in Asheville

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    Advising Days

    Join us each semester for Advising Days where you can chat with Women's Studies faculty and learn about upcoming courses for the Women's Studies minor!

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    Fall 2020 Women on Wednesdays lecture series

    Dr. Chassidy Cooper presented "Supporting African American Women Student Leaders" on Oct. 7 at noon. Click for the recording!

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    Women on Wednesdays lecture series

    Angela Hagaman presented "Responding to the Opioid Epidemic in Central Appalachia: Evidence, Partnership and Innovation" on November 6, 2019 for our Women on Wednesdays lecture series.

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    2019 Notable Women of ETSU

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    Dr. Hil Malatino gives book talk at National Women's Studies Association conference

    Trans Studies scholar and former Assistant Director of Women's Studies Dr. Hil Malatino

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    Lynn Williams, Notable Woman of ETSU

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    Fall 2020 Women on Wednesdays lecture series

    Dr. Rachel Miller-Slough presents "Emotion Socialization: Implications for Youth Psychosocial Adjustment" on Nov. 4 at noon. Zoom ID: 964 0123 2165

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    Dr. Noland at the 2019 Notable Women of ETSU Awards

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    Student staff promote the Women's Studies minor

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    2019 Notable Women of ETSU Sarah Melton and Lynn Williams

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    Look for our newsletter online and on campus!

    Stay up-to-date on all the happenings in Women's Studies

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    2020 Graduate Feminist Activist: Zoe Hill

    Zoe worked with the Women's Studies Program from 2018-2020 as our graduate assistant while working toward her master's in Brand and Media Strategy.

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    2020 Graduate Feminist Activist: Lia Bevins (right)

    Lia worked with Women’s Studies as the Tuition Scholar from 2018-2020 while also working towards her Masters in Liberal Studies focusing on gender and diversity.

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    2020 Undergraduate Feminist Activist: Jaden Finch

    During her time at ETSU, Jaden planned a sexual health community outreach, was a 3x Barbra Murphy Brooks Scholarship recipient and served as a member of our Tri- Iota honor society. Jaden graduated Cum Laude in Spring 2020. Jaden was also named Outstanding Scholar Activist in Women's Studies.

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    Pepper Heifner defends Honors Thesis

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    Student-designed buttons

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    Student staff promote the Women's Studies minor

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    2019 Tri-Iota Inductees

    We induct new members into ETSU's Alpha Theta chapter of the Tri-Iota National Women's Studies Honor Society each November. Email for more info!

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    Women's Studies goes to SEWSA at Ole Miss

    Each year we travel to present academic papers at the Southeastern Women's Studies Association Conference.

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    See us at Open House!

    Stop by our table to hear about classes, programs, outreach, and opportunities!


Graduates from our program provide a pool of accomplished critical thinkers who are focused on civic engagement, social justice, and change and who can help to satisfy the continuing need to improve the lives, opportunities, and futures of women, LGBTQ individuals, and other marginalized persons or groups. 

Women's Studies minors are eligible for scholarships and travel opportunities to regional events and professional development via academic conferences. Our students take classes across campus to complete their personalize program of study and find mentors in various departments we partner with. Diversity training, internships, and volunteer opportunities all aid in helping you develop transformational leadership skills while learning about Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Delcare your minor today!


Contact Us:

Our virtual office is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
You can reach us by email ( or ) or by telephone
(423-439-4125). If you call, leave a voicemail with your name and phone number and we will call you back.

Other ways to be in touch:
Every Monday from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. we're hosting Open Chat via Zoom. It's a way to maintain community and talk with like-minded folks.
Email for the link.

If students would like to attend Dr. Thompson's office hours (Tuesdays 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.) for the Zoom link.


Women's Studies Features


Women's Studies Newsletter

View our Spring 2020 newsletter.


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