The Simpson Center for the Humanities recently granted funding to the department’s Gender and Sexuality Graduate Research Cluster. Working groups play a critical role in cultivating community among graduate students, postdocs, and faculty. The working group, originally established in 2014, includes students from five departments across campus and is coordinated by Daiki Hiramori.
This past year, the working group hosted an event for graduate students featuring professor and chair of Sociology at University of New Orleans D'Lane Compton and UC Santa Barbara Sociology professor Tristan Bridges to discuss the landscape of gender and sexuality studies with a focus on sociology.
This year's funding of $1000 will go to support the working group’s goals to provide space for workshopping members’ work, foster collaboration, promote project and deadline accountability, grow as an intellectual community, and network with graduate students at other universities.