In celebration of Women’s History Month, USC Dornsife professors provide reading suggestions that explore the history of women around the world. [4½ min read]
To mark Women’s Equality Day, which falls on Aug. 26 this year, USC Dornsife faculty reflect on how far women have come in a long battle for equal rights and how much still needs to be done to achieve true parity. [5 min read]
These three alumni are bona fide pioneers, either venturing into gender-imbalanced professional territories — and excelling — or forgoing a secure gig to find a true calling.
Alumna Virginia Carter began her career as an aerospace physicist before joining the feminist movement in the 1960s and taking an unlikely turn into the entertainment industry.
Michael Messner of sociology and gender studies has been honored by the Sociologists for Women in Society for helping young women advance their careers and building networks of mutual support among feminist women and men.
Fulbright scholar Jasneet Aulakh, who earned her bachelor’s in history, English and philosophy at USC Dornsife, is in India studying the role of women in local government.
Fifty Shades of Grey may focus on sadomasochism, but many are lapping it up as self-help, sociologist and author Eva Illouz said during a recent Barbra Streisand Professor Lecture.
Lois Banner, professor of history and gender studies, celebrates a lifetime of scholarship — including 30 years at USC Dornsife.
Jack Halberstam, professor of American studies and ethnicity, and gender studies in USC Dornsife, has written a new book, Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender and the End of Normal, to be published by Beacon Press in September.