Annual Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Student Conference

The primary goal of the conference each year is to provide a forum where students can present their important work with issues of gender, women and/or sexuality.

The conference features student research and writing in the area of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and provides a unique opportunity for students to come together to share ideas and papers. It is the only forum on campus that features student work from across many different disciplines and perspectives, including literature, history, anthropology, and psychology.

According to Dr. Jennifer Nelson, professor and director of the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program, “welcoming students from diverse backgrounds serves as an inspirational and important element of the conference. There are a lot of students who don't major or minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, but still take courses in the field and do very interesting research,” she said. “We wanted a forum to show off their important work as well.”

Celebrating the successful conference are (from left to right) Megan Wilensky ’20, Kenai Class ’18, Professor Jennifer Nelson, keynote speaker activist Loretta Ross, Chelsea Fomin ’18, and Professor Kimberly Welch. (Photo by William Dahlin ’18).


In celebration of Women's History Month, we will be hosting the 11th Annual WGS Student Conference on Friday, March 29, 2019 in the Orton Center. The Differences Among Us: This year's conference recognizes how questions of difference between race, class, sexuality, and more impact women's social movements in the U.S. and globally.

We are proud to welcome Keynote Speaker Maylei Blackwell, an interdisciplinary scholar activist, oral historian, and author of ¡Chicana Power! Contested Histories of Feminism in the Chicano Movement.

For more information about the 2019 Annual Women, Gender, and Sexuality Student Conference visit  http://inspire.redlands.edu/wgs_sconf/  or contact Dr. Jennifer Nelson, Director of the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program, at jennifer_nelson@redlands.edu.

Browse the Contents of Conference Programs:

2018 - 10th Annual WGS Student Conference Program
2017 - 9th Annual WGS Student Conference Program
2016 - 8th Annual WGS Student Conference Program
2015 - 7th Annual  WGST Student Conference Program 
2014 - 6th Annual WGST Student Conference Program
2013 - 5th Annual WGST Student Conference Program
2012 - 4th Annual WGST Student Conference Program
2011 - 3rd Annual WGST Student Conference Program 
2010 - 2nd Annual WGST Student Conference Program
2009 - 1st Annual  WGST Conference Program