Gender and Women’s Studies Program

Callye Bolster ’19 Starts All-Female Comedy Troupe at Bowdoin

In all seriousness, Callye Bolster added she has been impressed, particularly during last year’s presidential election, by the influence of comedy on American politics. “It’s a very good way of getting messages across,” she said. “I enjoy [doing comedy] so much and it also can have a degree of impact.”

Writer, Feminist Susan Faludi Discusses New Book, ‘In the Darkroom,’ at Bowdoin

Pulitizer-Prize winning journalist Susan Faludi recently spoke on campus and read from her 2016 Kirkus Prize winning book, In the Darkroom. The book was named one of New York Times’ 10 Best Books of 2016.

Basketball Legend Chamique Holdsclaw Discusses Mental Illness

A wide array of people came out to hear Chamique Holdsclaw talk in Kresge Auditorium about her successful basketball career and her struggles with mental illness, from student athletes to staff, faculty and alumni.

Bowdoin’s Susan Faludi Wins Kirkus Nonfiction Prize

Feminist author Susan Faludi, who taught at Bowdoin recently as its Tallman Scholar in Gender and Women’s Studies and is currently a research associate here, has won the 2016 Kirkus Prize for nonfiction.

Professor Ghodsee Speaks on the Re-emergence of Nationalism in Eastern Europe

The Institute for Advanced Study, where Albert Einstein lived and worked after he fled to the US, recently invited a Bowdoin professor of gender, sexuality, and women’s studies to speak on memory projects about World War II and the Cold War.

Janet Martin Discusses New Book, ‘The Gendered Executive’

The book is a collection of thirteen essays examining the impact that female executives have had, and are having, on political life both in the United States and beyond.

Seven New Tenure-Track Professors Announced

Seven tenure-track professors were appointed to Bowdoin’s faculty this year to teach and do research in a number of fields. We asked the professors a few questions about their background, their research and teaching interests, and what they like to do when they find themselves with free time.

The Untold Stories of Three Black Women Activists

Three biographers of black female activists recently gathered at Bowdoin for a roundtable event to discuss the commonalities and differences in the historical figures they study.