My name is Judy Fisher and I have been a part of the FGS program since my very first class, taking the Intro to FGS FYE with Dr. Heidi R. Lewis. Additionally, I have contributed to the Monthly Rag since that very first class and have been proud to serve as the Editor Apprentice and the Editor. Through my experiences in this program I have also been able to serve as the FGS FYE Mentor and serve on Triota cabinet for 2 years. I have had the opportunity to learn so much, meet so many amazing people, and do amazing things because of my experiences in this department and I am forever grateful to the people who I have been in contact with, particularly my peers and my mentors. I have learned so much through the content in these courses but most importantly from listening and being in community with so many people who are different from me, but dedicated to making sense of how power shapes our lives. I am very sad that I am unable to share these final moments with my friends and mentors and thank them properly for the impact they have played in my life, but I hope to be able to do so in the future, and I hope they know how much they mean to me. I will be spending this summer with my family and preparing to begin my graduate journey in joining the American Studies PhD program at Purdue University where I have been awarded the Purdue Doctoral Fellowship.
Hello! My name is Malone DeYoung and I am a Feminist and Gender Studies major from Minneapolis, Minnesota. In my time at CC, I have been involved in FemCo, in volunteering at the El Paso County Jail, and in Planned Parenthood’s presence on campus. This year, I’ve been excited to live in a house with all of my best friends— two of whom I met in my FemGen FYE— to work on my thesis about the US exportation of torture and neoliberalism to Chile, and to try to figure out what I want to do in my life after CC.
We are strongly encouraging participation from junior and senior Feminist and Gender studies majors and minors in upcoming focus groups conducted by Triota cabinet and sponsored by the Feminist and Gender Studies department. We have been entrusted to create and facilitate a focus group structure that would provide faculty with a richer account of Feminist and Gender Studies student experiences and a better understanding of the effects of their labor and decision-making in creating curriculum, planning events, supporting students amongst other things.The focus groups we are facilitating this Spring will include only junior and senior Feminist and Gender Studies majors and minors.
Each class (juniors and seniors) will have one date option per block (Block 6 and Block 7). So please look at the dates carefully and contact any triota cabinet member below for access to the survey link if you didn’t already receive an email. We need this information ASAP so please fill out the survey as soon as possible or email us with any questions. Location TBD. Lunch will be provided!!!
Please see the dates and times below and click on the survey link to select a spot. Please be sure to choose the right date for your year. There are only TWO dates per class and we are limiting the spots so that we can ensure a more even number in each group, so select the date you want ASAP to ensure your spot. .
Junior Dates (Junior majors and minors select one):
Friday March 6 12:30-2:30
Wednesday March 25 12:30-2:30
Senior Dates (Senior majors and minors select one):
Monday March 2 12:30-2:30
Wednesday April 1 12:30-2:30
Again, feel free to reach out to any of us if you have questions or concerns.