Skip to main content
JEI Hosts Book Talk

On April 3 2024, the JEI hosted a book talk and Q&A with Michelle Jones and Anastazia Schmid, featuring the book Who Would Believe A Prisoner? Indiana Women's Carceral Institutions, 1848-1920.

April 15, 2024
Apply to WGSS 398/698: Teaching & Learning in Carceral Spaces

Apply now to join the Fall 2024 cohort for WGSS 398/698: Teaching and Learning in Carceral Spaces with Professor Laura Ciolkowski!



April 3, 2024
Meet our JEI assistants!

The UMass Amherst Jail Education Initiative (PEI), with offices in the Department of WGSS, welcomes Lara, Olive, and Cristiana! 

April 3, 2024
JEI Hosts Film Screening & Talk with Lebanese Film Director Zeina Daccache

The Jail Education Initiative hosted a film screening and talkback with Lebanese filmmaker-director-theater practitioner Zeina Daccache. 

April 3, 2024
Mellon Foundation Awards $100,000 to UMass Amherst Department of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded $100,000 to the UMass Amherst Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) as part of its “Affirming Multivocal Humanities” initiative to advance the study of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality.

April 1, 2024
Prison Education Initiative Welcomes New Intern

The UMass Amherst Prison Education Initiative (PEI) welcomes Olive Jaros, our Spring 2024 PEI Intern based in the Franklin County Jail and House of Corrections.

March 29, 2024
Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies Hosts Reading with Poet Franny Choi

The Department of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies recently hosted a poetry reading from acclaimed poet and essayist Franny Choi.

November 15, 2023
Welcome Back - WGSS Fall 2023 Newsletter

We hope that your fall semester is off to a good start! Catch a glimpse of what is going on in WGSS this term in our online newsletter.

November 8, 2023


Skip filters