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Tanya Paperny is the 2021 winner of BIO’s Hazel Rowley Prize for her proposal for Tender/Fierce: The Life and Death of My Revolutionary Prababushka. The committee was impressed by Paperny’s gripping prose about an important story of political tyranny that has been little told from a biographical perspective...

The Department of Feminist Studies stands in solidarity against anti-AAPI Violence. We support the work of the Department of Asian American Studies and AAPI student organizations at UCSB and partnership with others...

The National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) holds fast to the belief that oppression and white supremacy are intersectional. We condemn the murderous attack on March 16, 2021, and we stand in solidarity in calling it what it was: a hate crime. It is not an "isolated event," nor was it the result of a "bad day" or a "sexual addiction"; instead, it is part of a growing escalation in violence and harassment against Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders.

In an article titled The Next Cultural Battle: States Take Aim at Trans Athletes you can read about what CJ Jones had to add.

A Message from NWSA President Karsonya Wise Whitehead on Women's History Month...


  • Asian American Studies presents Against the Grain Spring Speaker Series: Histories of Immigration Exclusion and Asian American Racializations with Debanuj Dasgupta on March 4th, 2021 at 2:00pm hosted via Zoom.

Against the Grain Spring Speaker Series presents "Histories of Immigration Exclusion and Asian American Racializations" by Debanuj DasGupta, Assistant Professor of Feminist Studies at UCSB.

  1. March 4, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Being Queer in Nepal: Changing Perspectives Poster. Featuring Niranjan Kunwar and Dr. Debanuj Dasgupta on March 3rd 2021 via Zoom.

Join us for a conversation between Niranjan Kunwar, author of Nepal’s first queer memoir, Between Queens and the Cities, and Dr. Debanuj Dasgupta, Assistant Professor, Feminist Studies, at the University of California, Santa Barbara. 

  1. March 3, 2021 - 5:00am to 6:30am

TALK #3: We Are Charrua Women: From Negation to Re-Existence In...

  1. February 26, 2021 - 4:00pm to 6:45pm

This panel considers the labor of Black, Indigenous, and Latinx care providers as mother workers, looking at community understandings, self-definitions, and alternative visions of care.

  1. February 26, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Panel 1: Histories of Queer and Transgender Activism, to be held on February 18th, 6-7:30pm EST (3-4:30pm PST) features Amber Hollibaugh, Urvashi Vaid, and Dean Spade in conversation with board member Shante Smalls.

  1. February 18, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm