FMST Newsletter, Spring 2023

April 14, 2023



CHAIR'S LETTER: Spring 2023  

Dear Feminist Studies Community,

I hope you were able to get a few moments of rest and relaxation during the ever-so-short spring break! It finally does feel like spring. I am glad for blue skies, warmer days, and stable connections to electricity and the Internet. And not wearing quite so many layers makes me feel more buoyant! We hope you stayed safe, warm and dry amidst the storms.

Winter quarter was turbulent in more ways than one for us in the Feminist Studies department. In early February, Interim chair Zsuzsi Abrams had to take medical leave for emergency surgery. She has made a quick and strong recovery, but remains on leave for further treatment. For now, I am filling in as temporary acting chair. We miss Zsuzsi’s warm, generous, and spirited leadership tremendously, and wish her the best of health and a full recovery.   

Our faculty and students have continue to work toward their goals and accumulate accolades along the way. Profs. Anjali Arondekar, Marisol LeBron and Amy Krauss have published articles in prestigious journals within their sub-fields. Prof. Jenny Kelly gave a keynote talk at UT Austin’s Ethnic & Third World Literature’s 21st Annual Sequels Symposium, and Prof. Gina Athena Ulysse was featured on a W.W. Norton & Co. webinar on April 12 with host Ken Guest.

Our undergraduate students continue to inspire us with their work and commitment to Feminist Studies. Ann Niland and Ashley Marshall were awarded the 21st Century Feminist Scholarship, which supports the pursuits of new and rising scholars in the field of feminist studies. Millie Montoya was awarded the Bettina Aptheker Award for Research for Community Service on Sexual, Gendered, and Racial Violence, and Ann Niland also won the Humanities Dean’s Excellence Award. Congratulations Ann, Ashley, and Millie, you make us so proud!

Staying with news from our undergraduates, we are very excited to host a Feminist Studies Undergraduate Research Symposium for the first time on May 19. The Symposium will showcase the range of exciting, original research our undergraduates are undertaking in their coursework, both within and outside the department. Our undergraduate student staff, Aaliyah Balangue and Avery Shevelev, are working hard to organize what promises to be a tremendous opportunity to engage with feminist methodologies and theories through the work of our undergrads.       

Celebrations are in order for our grad students as well. Three of our PhD students – Eli Erlick, Anne Napatalung, and Taylor Wondergem – are assiduously making last edits on their dissertations as they prepare to graduate at the end of spring quarter. The last couple of years have not been the easiest within which to research and write, and we are so proud of them all for taking on the challenge of completing their significant projects in these times. We wish them only joy as they continue their journeys, now with a doctorate degree in hand!        

Our grad students are also organizing important conversations on campus, including one coming up on April 26 with Dr. Eric Stanley, Haas Distinguished Chair in LGBT Equity and associate professor in the Department of Gender and Women's Studies at UC Berkeley, who will discuss their book, Atmospheres of Violence: Structuring Antagonism and the Trans/Queer Ungovernable (Duke University Press, 2021), with FMST/CRES Professor Nick Mitchell and FMST grad student and Grad Events Coordinator Kaiya Gordon. 

And finally, I would like to give a warm shout out to our staff, Laura Wilson, Anne Eickelberg and Lisa Supple. They support our students and faculty, and do the non-glamorous, mundane everyday work that keeps the FMST department ticking. Through unprecedented weather events, medical emergencies, and pandemic fatigue, it is their unflinching diligence and unwavering support for Feminist Studies as an intellectual and political project that has kept us together. 

I wish you the very best for a wonderfully productive spring quarter!   

Madhavi Murty
Temporary Acting Chair, Associate Professor, Feminist Studies


A conversation with Eric Stanley

eric-stanley-crop-200x200.jpgWith seeding funds earmarked for graduate student events from the Baskin Endowed Chairship, helmed by Prof. Felicity Schaeffer, the Feminist Studies department will host an event on April 26 with Eric A. Stanley, Haas Distinguished Chair in LGBT Equity and associate professor in the Department of Gender and Women's Studies at UC Berkeley.

Dr. Stanley will discuss their new book, Atmospheres of Violence: Structuring Antagonism and the Trans/Queer Ungovernable (Duke University Press, 2021). They will be joined in conversation with FMST/CRES Professor Nick Mitchell and FMST grad student and Grad Events Coordinator Kaiya Gordon. 

Recent advances in LGBTQ rights have been accompanied by a rise in attacks against trans, queer and/or gender-nonconforming people of color. In Atmospheres of Violence, Stanley shows how this seeming contradiction reveals the central role of racialized and gendered violence in the US -- a structuring antagonism in our social world. Drawing on archives of suicide notes, AIDS histories, surveillance tapes, and prison interviews, Stanley offers a theory of anti-trans/queer violence in which inclusion and recognition are forms of harm rather than remedies. Calling for trans/queer organizing and world-making beyond these forms, they point to abolitionist ways of life that might offer livable futures. 

Kaiya Gordon and Grad Director Gina Athena Ulysse also have organized a series of workshops for FMST grad students. See details about the Eric Stanley talk and upcoming grad workshops below in the Events section. 

Congratulations to our newest FMST PhDs!   

Sending big congratulations to three FMST grad students – Eli Erlick, Anne Napatalung, and Taylor Wondergem – who will graduate this Spring as FMST PhDs!

eli-erlick-headshot-crop.jpgEli Erlick

Dissertation title: Disrespectability Politics

Dissertation Committee: Marcia Ochoa, Banu Bargu, and Dean Spade

After finishing her dissertation, Eli will be completing her next three books on queer and trans politics, history, and social life.

napatalung-crop-100x100.jpgAnne Napatalung

Dissertation Title: Re-membering Healing: The Tuskegee School of Midwifery and its Legacies for Reproductive Care

Committee Members: Gina Dent (Advisor), Anjali Arondekar, Nancy Chen, Gina Athena Ulysse 

Anne received the UCLA Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship for her research topic, “The Midwives Never Left: Tracing Healing Justice Solidarities from Tuskegee to Haiti.” She will work with mentor Robin D.G. Kelley and will be housed in the UCLA History Department in affiliation with the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies. 

taylor-wondergem-headshot-crop.jpgTaylor Wondergem

Dissertation Title: Medicine and Militarization: Prescribing Family Life 

Dissertation Committee: Neda Atanasoski (Advisor), Neel Ahuja, Nick Mitchell 

Taylor’s research is primarily concerned with how the values of racial capitalism are codified in social institutions, become embodied, and reproduced relationally. She will be joyfully exiting academic work post graduation, and continuing to deepen her commitments to love as anti-capitalist praxis. 

FMST Grad Student Achievements  

Kaiya Gordon was selected as a mentor for the Science Internship Program’s Summer 2023 session. SIP is a summer-long (10 week) research internship program for high school students in STEM fields, with UCSC faculty, graduate students, and post-doctoral researchers providing one-on-one mentoring as the high-school interns assist with the mentor’s research. In collaboration with Prof. Marcia Ochoa, Kaiya will be the primary mentor for their project on "Trans Poetics in the Transsexual News Telegraph Archive," evolving from their research on the Transsexual News Telegraph collection at the GLBT Historical Society and Archives in San Francisco. More info here.

News from FMST PhD alums  

Veronika Zablotsky, currently a Postdoc in the Department of Philosophy at Freie Universität Berlin, writes: “Hello from Berlin. In 2019, I co-founded the Critical Armenian Studies Collective at the University of Pennsylvania and co-organized Infidelities: Armenian Studies Otherwise, an international conference that took place in March 2023 in Philadelphia (  I gave a talk on "Postmigrant Berlin as a Laboratory of Armenian-Kurdish Solidarity" and recently published the peer-reviewed chapter "Affecting Appeals: Armenian Refugee Narratives in the Archives of Early Humanitarian Discourse," The Routledge Handbook of Refugee Narratives (Open Access, 2023), edited by Evyn Lê Espiritu Gandhi and Vinh Nguyen. 


Kudos to FMST Scholarship Awardees!

We are proud to announce the undergrad recipients of several Feminist Studies scholarship awards:   

21st Century Feminist Scholars Award

The 21st Century Feminist Scholars endowment supports the pursuits of new and rising scholars in the field of feminist studies.  Every year, the department awards two to three  scholarships to support independent research, research-related travel, or experiential learning.

ashley-nicole-marshall-100x100-crop.jpgAshley Nicole Marshall is a double major in Feminist Studies and Critical Race & Ethnic Studies, minoring in Literature. The scholarship was awarded to support her interdisciplinary multi-media senior art project, which builds on her senior seminar paper entitled “Re-membering Motherhood.” For the paper, Ashley and a fellow student-mother researched iconic representations of motherhood in the current cultural context of the U.S., with a focus on Black motherhood. The art installation is projected for Fall 2023. 

ann-niland-100x100.jpgAnn Niland, a transfer re-entry student, is a double major in Feminist Studies and Literature/Creative Writing. The scholarship was awarded to support the production of a video essay that builds on her senior seminar paper, To Identity Or Not To Identity: Diversity, Marketing and the White Savior in Science Fiction & Fantasy, From The Dark Tower to Star Trek, which explores the impact of character shifts that occur when a science fiction or fantasy novel is adapted to the screen.

Bettina Aptheker Award for Research or Community Service on Sexual, Gendered, and Racial Violence

millie-montoya-100x100-crop.jpgBettina Aptheker, Distinguished FMST Professor Emerita, is a legendary UCSC professor, feminist author and activist, and a history scholar with a national reputation. In honor of and as an extension of her legacy, an endowment was established in Prof. Aptheker's name to support students whose research, work, or community service relates to sexual, gendered, and/or racial violence.

Millie Montoya is a double major in Feminist Studies and Sociology. This award is conferred in recognition of the important work she does with CARE.

Humanities Dean's Excellence Award 

The Humanities Dean's Excellence awards are given at the dean's discretion to support student success in and beyond the classroom. Awards are given to students with financial need who demonstrate exceptional scholarship and a strong passion for the study of the humanities. 

Ann Niland received the award in recognition of her video essay, which condensed two research papers that consider the intersections of politics, neuroscience, film and digital media when science fiction and fantasy literature is adapted to the screen. 

Sabrina Greenfield Memorial Award and Scholarship

Awarded by the John R Lewis College, the Sabrina Greenfield award was established to honor Sabrina Marie Greenfield, a College Ten (now John R Lewis College) sophomore majoring in Feminist Studies and dedicated to social justice, whose life was tragically cut short in September 2006. 

Yamileth Najera is a double major in Feminist Studies and Legal Studies. The award committee was impressed by Yamileth’s strong grades and involvement in the Young Professionals Cohort with Planned Parenthood, and felt that her commitment to questions of justice and equity were a fitting way to honor Sabrina’s memory. 

ug-research-image.jpgRadical Research: FMST Scholars to present their work at the first FMST Undergrad Research Symposium 

We are excited to announce Radical Research – the first Feminist Studies Undergraduate Research Symposium. Happening Friday, May 19, from 10 am to 1 pm at the Namaste Lounge, the Symposium is an opportunity for FMST Undergrads to share their work with peers throughout UCSC.

In the spirit of activism that is key to the feminist ethos, the Symposium will showcase the broad range of FMST undergrads' inter-sectional research projects. FMST seniors will present their original research, which may be in the form of a senior thesis or project, exhibit, or performance. Poster presentations also will be on display, showcasing the work of FMST juniors, sophomores, frosh, and non-majors that foregrounds questions central to the discipline of Feminist Studies. 

A host of tabling organizations will be on hand, from Planned Parenthood to the Cantu Queer Center and COVE. And we’ll have nibbles throughout the symposium. 

Come see what the feminists are doing! 

FMST Transfers Visiting Day  

On Friday, April 21, the Feminist Studies department will host an in-person visiting day for prospective transfer students from three local community colleges – Cabrillo, De Anza and Monterey Peninsula Community College. The event will be held from 10am to 2pm in HUM 1, room 210.  

Prospective students will have the opportunity to meet with FMST faculty, and current FMST transfer students will host a Q&A during lunch to talk about the FMST program and answer prospective students’ questions about the major. After lunch, FMST Transfer Student Rep Ann Niland will take visitors on a tour of the UCSC campus, ending at the STARS office (Services for Transfer and Re-Entry Students). 

The event is sponsored by the Baskin Feminist Scholars Program, funded by the Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation, which is designed to attract and retain local transfer students to UCSC’s Feminist Studies program and provide underserved populations the opportunity to pursue a FMST degree. 

summer-23-surf-slug-2.jpgSummer Session enrollment opens May 1!

Summer is an opportunity to continue progress toward your degree. And there are definite benefits to signing up for a summer course (or two), including smaller classes and condensed coursework. Get another class under your belt in just five weeks! 

Tuition remains the same as last summer - $279 per credit, and tuition is the same for all students, in and out-of-state. And check out Financial Aid grant funding, available for eligible Slugs. Get all the details about Summer Session here.  

Feminist Studies is offering these Summer 2023 classes - enrollment opens May 1!  

Session 1 | June 26 to July 28
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FMST 188 – Topics in Feminist Studies: Black Speculative Fiction (online) (ER)
MW 1-4:30pm | Instructor: Breanna Byrd, FMST Graduate student 
Session 2 | July 31 to September 1
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FMST 188 – Topics in Feminist Studies: Feminism Beyond the Human: Gender, Race, Class, Disability, Sexuality, Species (online) (ER)
MW 1-4:30pm | Instructor: Elana Santana, FMST Graduate student 

SAVE THE DATE! FMST Senior Celebration – Friday, June 16

Every year, we hold a special event to honor our Feminist Studies graduates – FMST majors who graduated in Fall 2022, Winter 2022, or will graduate in Spring or Summer 2023. 

Once again, this year’s celebration will be held in the beautiful secret garden at The MAH, the Museum of Art and History in downtown Santa Cruz. Mark your calendar!  

FMST Senior Celebration
Friday, June 16 @ 2pm
The MAH - Museum of Art & History
downtown Santa Cruz 

Remember, it's each student's responsibility to make sure they are on track to graduate. Please review the UCSC graduation and FMST major requirements. And if you have any questions, make an advising appointment right away!   


FMST Faculty Awards, Publications, and Conferences 

Anjali Arondekar co-wrote an article with Sherene Seikaly – “Pandemic Histories: Meditations and Migrations” – for the April issue of History of the Present, a journal published by Duke University Press devoted to history as a critical endeavor.

Jenny Kelly was the keynote speaker at UT Austin’s Ethnic & Third World Literature’s 21st Annual Sequels Symposium, Unstated Legacies, on March 30. In February, she was the subject of a THI Faculty Profile, discussing her first book, Invited to Witness: Solidarity Tourism across Occupied Palestine (Duke University Press, 2023), the importance of interdisciplinary space to embark on creative, collaborative, emplaced scholarship, and the ethos of “radical generosity” that permeates her pedagogical practice, mentorship approach, and community-building efforts. On January 19, Jenny was a featured guest on the Tourism Geographies podcast. Listen to the interview here

Amy Krauss’s essay, “Archaeologies of the body: imagining abortion care with feminist acompanantes in Mexico,” is in the April 2023 issue of South Atlantic Quarterly. On February 20, Prof. Krauss gave a public talk, "Friendship as Disobedience: Abortion Law and Feminist Worldmaking," at Northwestern University for the workshop 'Pluralities of Power: abortion, pregnancy and biopolitics in the Americas.' In June, she will present with Mariana Prandini Assis and Joanna Erdman for the International Research Collaborative Self-managed abortion in law, politics and policy at the annual meeting of the Law and Society Association.  

Marisol LeBron co-wrote an article with Mónica Jiménez, "Instruments of Colonialism: Historicizing Corruption and Abuse in the Puerto Rico Police," that was awarded Honorable Mention for the 2023 Blanca G. Silvestrini Award for Best Article from the Puerto Rico Section of the Latin American Studies Association. On April 24, Marisol will present as part of a virtual roundtable on Latinx Carceralities organized by the Initiative for the Study of Latinx America at Rice University. 

Gina Athena Ulysse was featured on a W.W. Norton & Co. webinar on April 12 with host Ken Guest – The Trajectory of a Creative Anthropologist. 

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Five Questions with a Feminist 

The Five Questions with a Feminist interview series spotlights FMST alums who have gone on to do great things. Visit our YouTube channel to view the interview Professor Anjali Arondekar did with Isabell Retamoza, Class of 2018. Below is an edited version of their conversation.

retamoza-headshot-200x200.jpgIsabell Retamoza, Class of 2018 - Publications Manager, National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) 

Isabell Retamoza graduated from UCSC in 2018 with a double major in Feminist Studies and Literature. After graduation, Isabell began her career at the National Association of Women Lawyers in Chicago as an Administrative Coordinator, and was later promoted to her current role as Publications Manager.

 UCSC has amazing alumni, and it’s my pleasure to have a conversation with one such alum. I always get the question from parents: what are our children going to do with the Feminist Studies major?  Isabell, could you tell us a bit about what you do and how the FMST major helped, or not.  

Hi, it’s an honor to speak with you. For the past four years I’ve worked for the National Association of Women Lawyers, also known as NAWL. We are the oldest women’s bar association in the US, founded in 1899. Our mission is to advance women in the legal profession and advocate for equity under the law. My role as publications manager is to support NAWL‘s thought leadership and advocacy efforts, which include the NAWL survey and research on the advancement of diversity, equity and inclusion in the legal profession; the NAWL Women Lawyers Journal, our bi-annual publication, which has been around since 1911; and also NAWL’s advocacy and amicus efforts. 

My feminist studies degree has absolutely impacted by career. I use it every day, especially for my NAWL advocacy and thought leadership efforts, which is the main part of my job, on issues such as racial and gender equity and justice, voting rights, pay equity, reproductive justice, and gender-based violence. I’m able to speak and write about all these issues with NAWL members, attorneys, and on behalf of the organization effectively and thoughtfully because of my degree. 

I think your articulateness on this question is reflective of the wonderful work you’re doing. Can you step back a little and tell us why you decided to do a double major in Feminist Studies and Literature? Did you already have a sense when you started that you were keen on doing feminist work?  

I started at UCSC as a proposed Lit major, but in fall quarter of my freshman year I saw Intro to Feminist Studies with Prof. Arondekar. The lectures, readings and conversations that followed from that class, and all my feminist studies classes, inspired me to think critically with a lens I had never had before. It gave me a language for things I had witnessed and experienced but had never been able to communicate effectively or see clearly. And I was hooked. So I really owe you and the feminist faculty thanks for giving me that vital critical lens that allows me to see that issues of gender and racial equity are not the result of human nature, but are systemic issues that are, fortunately, susceptible to radical change. All the classes were so inspiring and impactful for me and how I see the world today. And how I’m able to process all the horrible news we see every day and understand the systems and structures that inform everything. 

I think we owe it to your generation to continue the mantle of feminist hope, and thanks for the kind words about my class. I’m sure you took other FMST courses, like Gina Dent’s Women and the Law. How did the interdisciplinarity we strive to teach in Feminist Studies help you think more capaciously? And also, to give due credit to my comrades in Literature, who teach us how to think about the world and theorize in critical ways.  

Gina Dent’s Women and the Law class was especially impactful for me. It was the first time I heard the phrase “feminist jurisprudence,” which really clicked with me. Because of that class, that’s why I live in Chicago, and why I’m preparing to apply to law school in the fall. And being able to look at the legal system as an extremely flawed system that is built and sustained by the white supremacist colonial hierarchy, but also to recognize that it’s susceptible to change. Prof. Keilen’s Shakespeare classes were also important to me. Going in, I had no interest in Shakespeare, I was just fulfilling a credit. But his lectures allowed me to look at Shakespeare through a critical feminist lens and eventually led me to write my senior thesis that combined both Feminist Studies and Literature. Also, when History of Consciousness offered Feminist Studies classes, I always took those. They were always fascinating and mind bending.

It's abundantly clear how feminist studies affected your career. What would you urge current FMST majors to think about? There are very different things animating the feminist landscape than even two years ago. What would you add as an incitement to learn in the FMST major?

When I was at UCSC, I encouraged all my friends to pick up the FMST major. It applies to everything. The way I see the world is entirely because of that degree, and my literature degree. Especially living in a city like Chicago. It’s “the city of neighborhoods,” but it is racially and socio-economically segregated, and being able to participate in the change the city is currently experiencing, I can do that effectively and thoughtfully because of my degree. Also, with the pandemic and Black Lives Matter, my organization wanted to act. We wanted to write statements and partner with other organizations, but didn‘t know how. Because of my FMST degree, I was able to be part of that process, because I’m able to write and speak on these issues. I think feminist and gender studies are more important than ever. Funding is being cut all over the country and programs are being removed. That makes them even more important because that’s how powerful they are. That’s how powerful they make their students. Without this degree, I wouldn’t have moved to Chicago, I wouldn’t be in this organization, and I wouldn’t be applying to law school. And I wouldn’t have known the impact I could make. 


Prospective FMST transfer students visiting day – April 21 @ 10am to 2pm

At this in-person visiting day for prospective transfer students from Cabrillo, De Anza and Monterey Peninsula Community Colleges, visitors will have the opportunity to meet with FMST faculty and current transfer students and tour the UCSC campus with FMST Transfer Student Rep Ann Niland. Sponsored by the Baskin Feminist Scholars Program. 

A conversation with Eric Stanley – April 26 @ 4pm, HUM 1 rm. 210

Feminist Studies presents a conversation with theorist and organizer Eric A. Stanley, who will discuss their new book, Atmospheres of Violence: Structuring Antagonism and the Trans/Queer Ungovernable (Duke University Press, 2021). Dr. Stanley will be joined in conversation with FMST/CRES Professor Nick Mitchell and FMST grad student and Grad Events Coordinator Kaiya Gordon. Stanley is the Haas Distinguished Chair in LGBT Equity and an associate professor in the Department of Gender and Women's Studies at UC Berkeley. This will be a hybrid event; to attend virtually, go here

Book Talk :: Unsettled Borders: The Militarized Science of Surveillance on Sacred Indigenous Land, Felicity Schaeffer  May 3 @ 4pm, HUM 1 rm. 210

FMST Professor Felicity Schaeffer discusses her latest book with discussants Prof. Jennifer Gonzalez (HAVC) and Prof. Kat Gutierrez (HIS).  In Unsettled Borders, Schaeffer examines the ongoing settler colonial war over the US-Mexico border from the perspective of Apache, Tohono O’odham, and Maya. Exploring the logic of borders, Schaffer turns to Indigenous sacred sciences and ancestral land-based practices that are critical to reversing the ecological and social violence of surveillance, extraction, and occupation. This will be a hybrid event; join virtually here. Presented by FMST, CRES, and the Center for Racial Justice. 

FMST Grad Student Workshops – Spring 2023 

This series of workshops offers FMST grad students and FMST DEs a space to engage with faculty on issues of importance to their journey toward earning a PhD. The workshops will be virtual-only; if you haven’t already received the zoom link, contact FMST Department Manager Laura Wilson ( Following a Winter workshop on how to navigate the QE process, the Spring workshop schedule includes: 

  • April 28, 1:30-2:30pm – Grant/Fellowship Workshop with Professors Jenny Kelly and micha cárdenas
  • May 26, 11am-12:30pm – Publication Workshop with Professors Amy Krauss, Madhavi Murty, and Gina Athena Ulysse. 

 CSAS Futures Lecture Series – Spring 2023  

The UCSC Center for South Asian Studies’ year-long lecture series continues, curated by FMST Professor Anjali Arondekar. Visit to learn more. 

  • April 12, 12noon to 1:30pm (A CULT talk sponsored by CSAS) – The Lover’s Argument: What Bollywood Songs Taught Me About Making Documentaries – Writer and filmmaker Paromita Vohra. This is a hybrid event, in-person in HUM 1, room 210 and also virtually. More info and zoom registration link here
  • May 5, 10am – Climate Ledgers: Atmospheric Politics, Risks and Liability in the Indian Ocean, 1770-1850 – Professor Debjani Bhattarcharyya, University of Zurich. A virtual-only event. More info and zoom registration link here. 

Radical Research : FMST Undergrad Research Symposium – May 19, 10am to 1pm, Namaste Lounge

Join us as we showcase the research of Feminist Studies undergraduates. All are welcome! Focused on the spirit of activism that is key to the feminist ethos, the Symposium will feature a broad range of FMST undergrads’ inter-sectional research projects. FMST seniors will present their original research, which may be in the form of a senior project or thesis, exhibit, or performance. Poster presentations will showcase the work of FMST juniors, sophomores, frosh and non-majors that foregrounds questions central to Feminist Studies. 

FMST End-of-Year Senior Celebration – June 16 @ 2pm - MAH-Museum of Art & History   

Mark your calendar! Our annual celebration honoring our Feminist Studies graduates, held in the beautiful secret garden at the MAH-Museum of Art and History in downtown Santa Cruz.   


CART Grad Fellowships – Deadline May 1, 2023

This year, the UCSC Center for Archival Research & Training (CART) is awarding one graduate fellowship for the entire academic year (Fall 2023 through Spring 2024), with a year-long stipend. The Fellow will be trained in archival theory and practice, make collections available for research through archival processing, conduct research with Special Collections & Archives collections, curate a public exhibition, and co-organize programming around archives topics for the UCSC community. More info here

Imagining America PAGE and JGS Fellowships – Deadline June 30, 2023

UCSC is a partner university of Imagining America, a consortium that brings together scholars, artists, designers, humanists, and organizers to imagine, study, and enact a more just and liberatory ‘America’ and world. The Publicly Active Graduate Education (PAGE) Fellows program invites grad students to participate in a yearlong working group in support of collaborative art-making, teaching, writing, storytelling, and co-creating knowledge with and within community. The Joy of Giving Something (JGS) Fellows program provides an opportunity for undergrad students who work with photography and/or digital media to participate in a year-long learning exchange that includes tuition support, community project support, and opportunities for professional development. The program particularly welcomes applications from first generation college students. Learn more about the JGS fellowships at an info session scheduled for April 17. An info session for the PAGE fellowships will be held on May 9.