Saint Louis University’s Department of Women's and Gender Studies also sponsors events throughout the academic year to support scholarship and leadership. Specific dates and times for upcoming events can be found on our calendar.
Each semester, SLU’s Department of Women’s and Gender Studies sponsors a brown-bag lunch series where speakers present their research and engage the audience in discussion about the topic. The topics vary, as do the disciplines of the speakers and the points of view they represent.
These informal settings provide unique and wonderful opportunities to learn about the range of women's and gender studies scholarship and to meet students and faculty with similar interests. Since this event takes place around the noon hour, you are encouraged to bring your lunch.
"Takeover Thursdays" was an idea born of the women's and gender studies department's fight to claim more space on campus. These events are held at different off-campus locations and offer a safe space to discuss feminist thought and activities. Students, both within and outside the department, have the opportunity to meet other women's and gender studies students, faculty and staff in an informal setting.
SLU’s Women's and Gender Studies Advisory Board meetings are the equivalent of department meetings in traditional disciplines. However, in addition to having women's and gender studies faculty represented, the group includes affiliated faculty, and graduate and undergraduate students.
Topics range from which courses to offer and events to sponsor to discussions of how to continue growing the department. Board members serve for two-year terms. Student board members serve for one year. The monthly meetings are open to everyone and attendees do not have to be board members to participate.