Portland Campus - Bedford Street construction notice
Due to City of Portland construction, please note that all summer, Bedford Street on the Portland Campus will be restricted to one lane, one-way traffic going from Brighton Avenue down to Forest Avenue. Parking lots/garage will still be accessible. Read more details here.
“I feel as though USM has done an amazing job at offering opportunities to students that will help pave the way to a successful career after graduation,” said Stacey Henson-Drake, a 2018 featured graduate.
Women and Gender Studies has been awarded a Maine Economic Improvement Fund planning grant. The project funded, “Promoting Gender Equity in Maine by Applying Lessons from Viking Economics” seeks to explore the key policy drivers and economic practices used in Iceland to open economic opportunities for women in industries that are important to Maine and Icelandic economies.
Congratulations to WGS student, Reilly Sullivan, on her UROP funding for 2017-2018
Women & Gender Studies and English student, Reilly Sullivan, has received UROP funding for the 2017-2018 academic year! Reilly's research examines the life and literary works of African-American writer Alice-Dunbar Nelson in relation to concepts of region and place; particularly, the representation of landscapes as a locus for the articulation of womanly desires and same-sex erotic repertoires that challenges patriarchal constructions of womanhood. She will be presenting the preliminary findings of her research with her UROP mentor, Professor Lisa Walker, at the 9th annual Louisiana Studies Conference in September.
Check out our newest WGS newsletter! Read about our MEIF grant to begin planning a WGS partnership with Iceland, WGS Senior Katie Muriel's publication in the book Nasty Women, and the exciting projects this year's Seniors are working on for their Capstone course.