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Solidarity and Activism Starter Kit

Regardless of aims, activist-and-solidarity movements from across the political and values spectrum face similar problems. The SIUE Women’s Studies Program Director and faculty have produced the following Solidarity and Activism Starter Kit. It is designed to help avoid some of the … Continue reading

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We’ve Come A Long Way, Baby? Pink Pills, Blue Pills, and False Equivalences in the Medical Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction

This long-form scholarly blog entry is authored by Dr. Alyson K. Spurgas, Assistant Professor of Sociology at SIUE. Dr. Spurgas regularly teaches courses in the Women’s Studies minor including Gender & Society. Her research expertise lies primarily in medical sociology, … Continue reading


February 12, 2016 · 11:04 am

In Our Backyard: Sex Trafficking and Exploitation

Today’s post comes from Criminal Justice professor Erin Heil. She began studying domestic human trafficking in 2008 and has since published numerous articles on the subject, as well as the book, Sex Slaves and Serfs: The Dynamics of Human Trafficking in … Continue reading


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Philosophy, Civil Wars, and Climate Change

Visiting Philosophy Professor Elizabeth Victor has written of her own research in an earlier post for this blog, and here she thinks about broader discipline-based issues raised at the recent American Philosophical Association’s eastern division meeting by its Vice president, Prof. … Continue reading

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Masculinity Studies: What Is It, and Why Would a Feminist Care?

Prof. Helena Gurfinkel‘s courses, whether they be focused on Victorian literature or critcial theory, always challenge assumptions of gender and sex.  In this blog post, she reminds us that feminism is not alone in considering the ways that gender is … Continue reading


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What’s Divorce Got To Do With It?

Today’s post is contributed by Elizabeth Victor, who is currently a visiting faculty member in the Department of Philosophy.  Dr. Victor’s work is often concerned with the ways that large associations, particularly those in the business world, shape the ethics … Continue reading

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Faculty are listed alphabetically by their home department Alison Reiheld, Philosophy WMST Program Director Contact info: Peck Hall 2208/618-650-2574/email (preferred)/website Teaching Interest(s): Women & values, feminist philosophy, medical ethics, ethics, queer and trans issues Nancy Lutz, Anthropology Contact info: Peck Hall … Continue reading

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