The Women’s Studies Project (WSP) is a community of faculty and staff who teach, research, or administer in the field of women’s/gender studies – a complex discipline that draws participants from fields such as the humanities, sciences, social sciences, mathematics, business management, and so forth – at BMCC. WSP communicates across CUNY campuses to discuss and plan Women’s Studies at the university level.
At BMCC, WSP was started by Professors Cheryl Fish and Tricia Lin in the fall 2000 to provide an intellectual forum for those interested in scholarship and pedagogy of women’s and gender studies on our campus. The group continues to offer such a forum through reading groups, workshops, and roundtable discussions for faculty. Numerous scholars and activists have been invited to campus by the WSP since its inception; in 2000, WSP hosted a CUNY-wide colloquium, “Women’s Studies @ CUNY in the New Century.” The group also collaborates with the Women’s Resource Center to program events for students, including Women’s HerStory Month.
Coordinator: Amy Sodaro (Social Sciences, Human Services, and Criminal Justice) and Brianne Waychoff (Speech, Communications, Theatre Arts)