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Women's Studies Program

Department of Literature and Language

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Welcome to the Women's Studies Program 


Women’s Studies at ETSU educates students to critically engage issues of gender and sexual equity in the Appalachian South, nationally, and globally.

  • Notable Women of 2018, Drs. Kelly Atkins and Jodi Polaha

  • Dr. Kelly Atkins speaks to the crowd at Notable Women 2018

  • Women's Studies Director Dr. Phyllis Thompson with Associate Dean of Arts & Sciences and recent Women's Studies graduate, Dr. Alan Holmes

  • Recent Tri-Iota Honor Society Inductees

  • Recipients of travel grants at the 2019 SEWSA conference, including ETSU students Amelia Charles, Tobi Olyede, and Fisayo Ogundoro

  • Students and faculty traveled to the Southeastern Women's Studies Association conference at Ole Miss

  • Director Phyllis Thompson welcomes guests at the Notable Women of ETSU 2018 awards in the Reece Museum

  • 2018 Notable Woman Dr. Jodi Jones talks with guests at the reception

  • Dr. Minnie Bruce Pratt gives the keynote address at SEWSA 2019

  • Dr. Thompson and Women's Studies minor Teasha recruit students at Open House

  • ETSU had the largest contingency of folks at SEWSA 2019!

  • Drs. Jill LeRoy-Frazier and Alan Holmes pictured with MALS Gender and Diversity students


Graduates from our program provide a pool of accomplished critical thinkers who are focused on civic engagement, social justice, and change and who can help to satisfy the continuing need to improve the lives, opportunities, and futures of women, LGBTQ individuals, and other marginalized persons or groups.


Women's Studies Features


Women's Studies Newsletter

View our Spring 2019 newsletter.




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