Resource Library

The Association works, via our leadership and member-driven committees/constituency groups/taskforces, to develop a number of resources available to both the public and exclusively for our members. We're excited to move through this season of growth and collaboration - as we transition to new leadership and stabilize the operations of the National Office, we're galvanized about more resources, more learning opportunities, more space for kinship, more sites of collaboration and coalition building, and more, and more, and more. We invite you to review our current offerings of resources and encourage you to let us know what you would like the Association to offer in the future.

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Program Evaluation

NWSA compiles a list of potential program evaluators from among the NWSA membership. 

NWSA requests that all potential program evaluators meet the following minimum requirements for appearing on the list.

  • Have served as a Women's Studies program or department head or have special expertise in a particular subject area;
  • Have undergone a program evaluation themselves;
  • Is a current individual member and/or is the director of a program/department have been an individual member of NWSA on a continuing basis for 3 years;
  • Show evidence of research and teaching experience in Women's Studies

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Programs Directory

The NWSA maintains a list of Women’s, Gender, Feminist, and Sexuality Studies Programs in the United States and Canada. If there is a program that meets the criteria that is not on this list, please email the NWSA office at nwsa@nwsa.org.

Arizona State University: Gender Studies Ph.D.

California Institute of Integral Studies: Human Sexuality Ph.D.

Emory University: Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Ph.D.

Indian University: Gender Studies Ph.D.

Ohio State University: Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Ph.D.

Oregon State University: Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Ph.D.

Pennsylvania State University: Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Ph.D.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey: Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Ph.D.

Stony Brook University: Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Ph.D.

Texas Women's University: Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies Ph.D.

University at Buffalo, SUNY: Global Gender Studies Ph.D.

University of Arizona: Gender and Women’s Studies Ph.D. 

University of California, Los Angeles: Gender Studies Ph.D.

University of California, Santa Barbara: Feminist Studies Ph.D. 

University of California, Santa Cruz: Feminist Studies Ph.D.

University of Kansas: Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Ph.D.

University of Kentucky: Gender and Women’s Studies Ph.D.

University of Maryland, College Park: Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Ph.D.

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor: Women's and Gender Studies Ph.D.

University of Minnesota: Feminist Studies Ph.D. 

University of Washington: Feminist Studies Ph.D.

University of Wisconsin-Madison: Gender and Women's Studies Ph.D.

Yale University: Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Ph.D. 

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Journals 

The Association proudly supports the work of journals relevant to the fields of Gender, Women's, Feminist, and Sexuality Studies - especially as we strive to uplift scholarship as well as creative work that exemplifies the multidirectional and multivocal facets of our field!

Feminist Frequencies

As part of our initiatives to reconnect with our membership, we are excited to offer #FeministFrequencies, a podcast series named and hosted the Interim Executive Director.

Feminist Frequencies is a conversation space brought to you by the National Women's Studies Association that aims to sit between learning environments and community spaces. Think of Feminist Frequencies as a third space for feminists: leaving abstraction at the door and talking tangibly about what it takes to live and breathe feminisms.

Our first episodes will feature the Association President and focus on the state of the Association and the national conference, October will focus on conference lead-up, and December will recap the conference. Other episodes will feature the Governing Council (GC), Constituency Group leaders, members, and NWSA partners. This is our virtual space for conversation and connection.

Our first episode, published in February 2024, is a Fireside Chat-style exploring President Lewis' goals for the Annual Conference theme and commitments to celebrating and honoring the rich history of NWSA - for example, did you know that 2024 marks 45 years of the Annual Conference or that we elected our first President in 1983? Tune in to listen in on this conversation and learn more about the conference and our collective vision for a more expansive NWSA.

Our Episodes

You can access a complete transcription of this conversation here!

You can access a complete transcription of this conversation here!

What's On Our Bookshelf

When we're not conference planning, working on member engagement, or organizing our archives, the National Office takes pause to reset and reflect. This looks like re-reading your kind emails in our #WarmFuzzies email folder, practicing mindfulness, snoozing emails, and revisiting rich lessons from our past Author Meets Critics (AMC) and Celebration of New Books and Authors presenters at the Annual Conference. Explore the work of our members - maybe you missed their session or are curious about scholarship that we've featured in the past - whom we are proud to have on our bookshelves!

Our Virtual Bookshelf

An Ethic of Accountability | Educational Resources for Meaningful Solidarity

From crossing the academic picket line in 2022 and undermining our commitment to BDS to relegating members with disabilities to the margins to operating in ways that are inconsistent with organizations of similar scope and size, especially blurring the lines between President and Executive Director, the National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA or the Association) has understandably lost a lot of respect and trust. 

The fissures within and throughout our 2023 Annual Conference warrants/ed continued restorative work that is one facet of a much larger, layered, and intentional quilting of what is possible for the field and as feminists. Therefore, the National Office worked to curate an offering of resources specific to sites of occupation and the current genocide of Palestinians.

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