Some Relationships Should Never Die: A Feminist Critique of the Female Relationships in Twilight

“This project examines how the Twilight series continues to depict women in a light that subordinates and marginalizes them, and proposes how displaying Bella, Rosalie, and Alice in a communal and empowered light will help to diminish gendered stereotypes.” —Melissa Barnes, Jazlyn Andrews, Atiya Harvey, Jules Norton, and Sasha Rieders           The […]

Iota Iota Iota (Triota)

In 2011, the Feminist & Gender Studies Program (FGS) developed the Student Advisory Council (SAC), which provided FGS majors and minors with myriad opportunities to serve as leaders within the program. In August 2016, FGS revised the SAC after becoming an official chapter (Delta Mu) of Iota Iota Iota (Triota), a National Women’s Studies Honor Society […]


“So much of what exists in the magazine world for young to adolescent girls today is focused solely on fashion, music and pop culture. Don’t get me wrong – I love clothes and fashion – but there are also a lot of other things I love, such as expanding my horizons, learning new things, and meeting new people. We […]

Introducing the 2015 FemGeniuses in Berlin

An introduction to the 2015 FemGeniuses in Berlin: Breana Kathleen Taylor, Thabiso Ratalane, Spencer Spotts, Jade Frost, Jazlyn Andrews, Lyric Jackson, Mackenzie Murphy, Meredith Bower, Samantha Gilbert, Willa Rentel, DeAira Cooper, Jessica Crane, Nia Abram, Dezerae Terrell, and Aishah Shahidah Simmons.


Riots Reframed and Absent from the Academy: An Homage to Stuart Hall

By Melissa L. Barnes Sunday night, Heidi, Kaimara, Celine, and I decided to attend an homage to Stuart Hall at Balhaus Naunynstraße. The event was not on the syllabus, so the FemGeniuses were not required to attend. We did not even learn about the event until a few days ago, after we met with Cassandra […]