Borders are always fictions. They are sometimes necessary fictions; they provide definitive shape and certainty to the unknown or the uncomfortable. They delineate between high and low culture, valued and not valued, and acceptable and unacceptable. We use borders to define art, music, food, nations, and more, often basing our personal borders on our own passions and pleasures.Read More
Dr. Kathryn McKee will be the first woman to lead the groundbreaking center’s workRead More
The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies is pleased to announce two opportunities for graduate students interested in gender and sexuality for 2019-2020.Read More
During Trans Awareness Week (Nov. 12-19), the Isom Center will be profiling trans students, alumni, and other community members, who showcase the diversity of our campus community.
Dr. Joanne "Jan" Hawks was the founding director of the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies from 1981-1998. The Isom Center. This video commissioned by the Isom Center reflects on her life and legacy on the 20th anniversary of her passing.Read More
The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Mississippi has chosen eight faculty members for its inaugural two-year fellowship program.
The program is designed to support research projects conducted by faculty in the areas of gender and sexuality. The support includes grant-writing support, research assistance and the organizing of conferences or symposia.Read More