Gender

Kathryn Jones Oct 3, 2018 4:36 pm

Breaking Free From the Gender Binary

The moment I stepped onto Arcadia’s campus for an Open House during my senior year of high school, I felt that I was home: safe, comforted, and accepted. This feeling is what initially encouraged and accelerated my desire to explore who I was. I have identified as bisexual since the...

Mar 22, 2018 Jennifer Retter

Dr. Slesaransky-Poe Presents on Gender Nonconforming Students at Diversity Officers Conference

Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe, professor of Education, presented “From Personal to Professional to Political: How Raising a Gender Nonconforming Child Changed Me, My Profession, and the World Around Me” at the 12th annual Conference of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher...

Olivia Armacost Feb 26, 2018 4:12 pm

A Sisterhood of Women

The Vagina Monologues is a play written by Eve Ensler based on interviews she held privately and in groups with over 200 women. Twenty-two years after its premiere in 1996, I had the privilege of bringing one of these vignettes to life on the Stiteler stage at Arcadia University.   When I...

Doriane Feinstein Feb 23, 2018 4:29 pm

A Dramata-What?

Freshman year of college, I couldn’t tell you what a dramaturg was. After my first play, where we had a dramaturg as part of the production, I still couldn’t have told you what a dramaturg did. But now, since I have successfully been a dramaturg for a mainstage show at Arcadia, I can tell you....

Caitlin Joyce Feb 9, 2018 12:07 pm

Why I Minored in Gender Studies

As a child, I utterly rejected the color pink. My identity before middle school was all tomboy, a disdain of all things frills and sparkles, a rejection of what is traditionally feminine— the classic I’m not like other girls mentality. At a very young age, I internalized the notion so prevalent in...

Caitlin Joyce Nov 10, 2017 2:17 pm

Breaking the Gender Binary

What does it mean to perform gender? One of the most obvious answers that comes to mind is expression through appearance. Our appearances dictate how society sorts us into categories of male or female (and occasionally, androgynous, other, or unknown). At the base level, one...

Nov 3, 2016 Shani Carrington

International LGBTQ Activist Speaks of Decades of Work to Pan-African Studies, Sociology Programs

On Oct. 28, the Sociology, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Pan-African Studies Programs welcomed Nigerian LGBTQ activist Brother Davis Mac-Iyalla, who spoke to the Arcadia community about his advocacy for the dignity and rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people in Africa....

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Jun 9, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia University Launches Micro-Credential on Gender and Sexual Diversity

Arcadia University’s School of Education has opened enrollment for its unique online graduate micro-credential program, Gender and Sexual Diversity for Educators and Leaders, which focuses on instituting safe and welcoming environments for students with diverse sexualities and gender expressions,...

May 17, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Slesaransky-Poe Featured as Expert in Inquirer on Gender Nonconformity

Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe, founding dean of the School of Education, was featured as an expert on transgender and gender-nonconformity issues in The Philadelphia Inquirer on May 14. Slesaransky-Poe said she finds it concerning that the public conversation about the needs of transgender and...