In the News
Kahan Awarded 2020 Guggenheim Fellowship
Dr. Benjamin Kahan, associate professor in the LSU Department of English and in the Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program, was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2020 by the Board of Trustees of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation on April 8, 2020.
The LSU Foundation Staff Outstanding Service Award is an annual award established to recognize the superior work performance and outstanding contributions of full-time, non-academic staff employees of the LSU flagship campus and the LSU AgCenter.
"Dr. Elena Castro, Professor and Director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Interdisciplinary Program at Louisiana State University, will receive an SEC Academic Leadership Development Program (SEC ALDP) Alumni Fellowship, the Conference staff announced Tuesday. The fellowship is an opportunity for SEC ALDP alumni to visit other SEC universities to strengthen their administrative leadership skills while addressing an area of growth for their home institutions.
“For more than 10 years SEC universities have been intentionally investing in the future of higher education through the SEC Academic Leadership Development Program,” said Dr. Torie Johnson, SEC Associate Commissioner. “Dr. Castro is clearly a leader at Louisiana State University, and we are pleased to be able to support her growth through collaboration with other SEC administrators.”
The SEC ALDP Alumni Fellowship component of the SEC ALDP is in its third year and two former participants may receive the award annually. The overarching SEC ALDP seeks to identify, prepare and advance academic leaders for roles within SEC institutions and beyond." -SEC Staff
Gender Snacks is a monthly gathering of WGS faculty and grad students for exchanges ranging from the serious to the hilarious. We meet the first Thursday of every month at Mestizo’s anytime between 5 and 7 p.m. Join us and bring your WGS friends and colleagues!
Stay tuned for the next Gender Snacks!
- Graduate Minor Information Session November 3, 2021 at 4:00 via Zoom
- Professor Kevin Ohi, Boston College will give a lecture via Zoom, December 1, 2021
- Graduate Student Meet & Greet, via Zoom, 2:00-3:00 December 2, 2021
- Speaker Event: Dr. Patrick Grzanka, University of Tennessee Chair of WGS, February 10, 2022 via Zoom