Women's and Gender Studies activities and events

Activities and Events

Here, you will find a wealth of opportunities to get involved - from attending conferences to participating in more informal types of fun. 


Attending conferences is a great way to delve into the women's and gender studies field. See these calls for papers to see if there is one that fits your interests. 

WGS Recent Events

Be sure to check out the NAU Women’sand Gender Studies Facebook page for our most recent events and photos.

Nov. 28th 2016

Student panelists discussed the Black Lives Matter Movement and the significance of Beyonce’s newest album, “Lemonade”.

Lemonade flyer

Oct. 21st 2016

Dr. Shampa Biswas of Whitman College gave a talk regarding the Clinton vs. Trump Presidential race on gender, rationality and responsibility in the nuclear age. 

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Mar. 8th 2016

Women’s and Gender Studies 30th Anniversary Celebrations

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Mar. 8th 2016

Dr. Susan Strycker of the University of Arizona presented on contemporary transsexual politics and media

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Mar. 7th 2016

WGS on the Edge Faculty and Student panel discussed the 30-year history of the program with former directors, current faculty and student panelists

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Mar. 5th 2016

Variety Show: Gender and Difference on Stage took place at Firecreek Coffee Company, highlighting spoken word and musical performances by students and community members





Mar. 1st 2016

Dr. Jennifer Dennetdale, indigenous feminist scholar from the University of New Mexico, gave a talk on the Dine Concept of Kinship- Navajo LGBTQIAP, Nation and Citizenship


Jan. 15th – 17th 2015

Dr. Arianne Burford and Dr. Julie Moreau went with NAU students to the "Black Life Matters" Conference in Tucson at the University of Arizona.

WGS scrapbook: See what we've done

  • Women’s and Gender Studies panel: Predicaments and promises of centering WGS within the academic industrial complex
  • Iraq veterans against the war panel discussion
  • Byron Hurt, anti-sexist activist and filmmaker,
  • Free Trade and Community Resistance: Zapatista
  • Solidarity, the Other Campaign, and Alternative Economy
  • Film: Maquilapolis (city of factories)
  • Jackson Katz, leading anti-sexist male activist
  • The Guerrilla Girls, a group of anonymous girls who expose sexism and racism
  • WGS/ES/AIS seasonal receptions
  • Hosting National Coming Out Day each year
  • Women’s white water rafting trip, Diamond Down – the lower Colorado: the trip of a lifetime
  • DANCEDOWNRIVER  Human Nature Dance Theatre project.
  • Gendering the wilderness: Poetry and dance on the Colorado River
  • Women on the Rapids, our all female rafting trip on the Colorado River 
  • San Juan River Trip, including camping and hiking