A Statement From Africana Studies Faculty: The faculty and administrators of Africana Studies Department stands with those individuals and organizations in the Barnard-Columbia community, in New York City, in the United States, and throughout the world who have conveyed support for the individual and collective acts of resistance and rage in the streets of the United States in response to the ongoing devaluation and destruction of Black people of all ages, genders, sexualities, and abilities.
WGSS Commitment to Action: WGSS is dedicated to linking inquiry and action, theory and practice, scholarship and feminism. We work with our colleagues in Africana Studies, American Studies, and the Barnard Center for Research on Women to develop analyses and practices that address the current moment, including scholarly discussions (examples here and here), student projects with local communities, videos on transformative justice, and the work of fellows in the BCRW Social Justice Institute.
Courses that Make the Connections: WGSS is a member of the Consortium for Critical Interdisciplinary Studies (CCIS), along with Africana Studies and American Studies. CCIS courses model collaboration, community, and interdisciplinarity. With our colleagues in CCIS we work to hold our College to its pledge to continue to diversify our community equitably and to offer our students a curriculum that engages intellectual risk-taking and discovery.