Making a Difference
While at Brockport, Tambria Schroeder '17 studied abroad in St. Petersburg, Russia at the New York - St. Petersburg Institute of Linguistic, Cognition, and Culture. She is currently a program specialist in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor’s Office of Global Program at the US Department of State in Washington, DC. Read more about Tambria and other students in our program.
Our student eJournal is collaboratively designed, authored, and published by Women and Gender Studies majors in connection with their senior seminar. They reflect upon their undergraduate experience in the discipline, and through engagement, activism, and synthesis of acquired knowledge, establish a theoretical foundation to inform future feminist practices.
Our program is deeply connected with the Biennial Seneca Falls Dialogues, a collaborative effort to reinvigorate Seneca Falls as a site of feminist activism and intellectual exchange. We invite faculty, students, activists to participate. We also edit and co-publish the Seneca Falls Dialogues Journal with several area colleges.
Women and Gender Studies crosses cultures, and we have developed international connections to help facilitate dialogue on a variety of topics. For example, our "Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Women & Gender" course is taught collaboratively with Novgorod State University in Russia. The connection between us and our sister campus brings opportunities for in-classroom discussion and study abroad experiences. The WMS Program Director teaches and leads study abroad at a summer institute in St. Petersburg.