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In solidarity with all of our communities at Cornell University and in Ithaca, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Studies Program, the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, the Latino/a Studies Program, and the Africana Studies and Research Center would like to take the opportunity to extend our condolences to the families and friends of members of those who were killed in Orlando on June 12, 2016. Our thoughts are also with the wounded and their families and friends. At the same time, we want to state that we unequivocally denounce the hate crime that has produced the worst mass shooting in the history of the United States as well as the harm and loss of lives that have resulted from continuing direct and indirect acts of bigotry. We must all stand with those who have been the objects of this sort of violence, and with those who might be in the future, and rewrite the rhetoric of hate into one of respect and care.

Judith A. Peraino, Director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Studies Program
Kathleen Perry Long, Director of the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program

Sofía A. Villenas, Director of the Latino/a Studies Program
Gerard L. Aching, Director of the Africana Studies & Research Program


The Fall 2016 course roster is now available!
For our most up-to-date course descriptions, download a PDF here.



Professor Ramberg discusses her award-winning book, Given to the Goddess: 

AFA Congratulates the First Ever Winners of the Michelle Z Rosaldo Book Prize 


Recent books by Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies faculty:

Professor Lucinda Ramberg:
Given to the Goddess: South Indian Devadasis and the Sexuality of Religion
Duke University Press, 2014
Winner of the 2015 Clifford Geertz Prize in the anthropology of religion,
the 2015 Michelle Rosaldo Prize for a first book in feminist anthropology and
the 2015 Ruth Benedict Prize for Outstanding Single-Authored Monograph.
Read an excerpt that was featured in

Professor C. Riley Snorton:
Nobody is Supposed to Know: Black Sexuality on the Down Low
University of Minnesota Press, 2014

Recent Articles:

Professor Jane Juffer:
Immigrants Seeking Asylum in the US Face Insurmountable Obstacles
Truthout, 5/28/15

Professor C. Riley Snorton:
Gender as a Strategy: Exploring the History of Black “Transness”, 6/15/15

Professor Oneka LaBennett:
What Scandal’s Civil Rights-Era Critique Says About Contemporary Black Women and Girls

Ms. Magazine, 10/29/15


Featured Resource:

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The mission of the Cornell Women’s Resource Center (WRC) is to foster a more vibrant campus community by supporting the full and active participation of female students in both their personal and educational pursuits at Cornell. The WRC champions endeavors that support women’s education, empowerment, and advancement at Cornell and beyond.