8 General Women’s and Gender Studies (Simone de Beauvoir Institute)

Badass Womxn in the Pacific Northwest

Description:  This zine is a collection of biographies and portraits of badass womxn in the Pacific Northwest. Undergraduate students collaborated to create this resource that fuses multilingual poetry, art, and writing to celebrate and honor some of the strongest people you might not have heard of. It was created in an interdisciplinary gender, women & sexuality studies classroom led by Professor Julie Shayne, librarians Penelope Wood and Denise Hattwig, and peer facilitator Nicole Carter.

Global Women’s Issues: Women in the World Today

This global politics text has been positively-reviewed and has been successfully adopted by other faculty. It covers concepts in women’s political issues, from women and education to the rights of children.

Includes: instructor resources, student resources, and summaries.

Global Women’s Issues: Women in the World Today, extended version

Description: We cannot solve global challenges unless women participate fully in efforts to find solutions. Female participation in the private sector is a crucial economic driver for societies worldwide. Economic security benefits every facet of a woman’s life, with positive effects on the health, education and vitality of families. Learn about women who are changing their societies for the better. This extended version of Global Women’s Issues: Women in the World Today includes, for each chapter, a summary, key words, multiple choice questions, discussion questions, essay questions, and a list of additional resources.

HUM210 Introduction to Women and Gender Studies

Description: This book was created to align with the goals and objectives of HUM210 – Introduction to Women and Gender Studies. The idea to create this Open Educational Resource came from my desire to do what I can to help reduce the cost of textbooks for students. This book is free, and you are welcome to share it. The textbook can be read online or downloaded, and when downloading the textbook you will notice there are numerous download formats available to you. For example, you may decide to download the textbook as a PDF file and save it to your computer, so you can read it offline. Additionally, the use of Open Educational Resources enables an instructor to customize a course textbook so that content is specifically designed to meet the course goals and objectives.

The content selected for the creation of the Open Educational Resource is designed to meet the following goal:

Broaden understanding and awareness of Women and Gender studies in the Humanities produced within the cultural and historical contexts of social groups throughout the world drawing upon such fields as art, literature, religion, philosophy, and music.

Introduction to Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies

This textbook introduces key feminist concepts and analytical frameworks used in the interdisciplinary Women, Gender, Sexualities field. It emphasizes feminist sociological approaches to analyzing structures of power, drawing heavily from empirical feminist research.

Must suit: WSDB 290, WSDB, 291.

PERFECT TIMING – Recollections of coping with cancer during a pandemic

Author: Barbara Reul

Description: This book is an educational, entertaining, and highly personal memoir written during a global pandemic. It provides an insightful snapshot of the occasionally bumpy yet spiritually transformative cancer journey of a middle-aged, immigrant, and non-partnered academic living in a sunny Canadian prairie province.

Persistence is Resistance: Celebrating 50 Years of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

Description: Persistence is Resistance is a collection celebrating 50 years of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies. Contributors are a diverse group of scholars, from undergraduate students to faculty emeritus, representing twenty-two institutions. Essays cover GWSS’s history, praxis, and implementation. The book also includes artwork by GWSS undergraduates and alumni, and their answers to “why GWSS?” Persistence is Resistance is ideal for the classroom because the essays are short, jargon light, and inspire feminist inquiry, activism, and pride.



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