The Center focuses on research about gender and sexuality as they intersect with race/ethnicity, class, ability, religion, age, oppression, and privilege. It is committed to producing and disseminating feminist scholarly and creative work across the university, as well as at the regional, national, and international academic levels. We support scholarly and creative interdisciplinary collaborations among faculty, students, and campus community members that seek to address issues of social justice and social change pertaining to gender inequities that are inclusive of multiple realities and also speak to structural and political intersectionality.
Margaret Bennington Hazaleus, a woman of force, compassion, and wit, became a respected mentor for a large number of women at Colorado State University over several decades. Margaret was one of the members of the Faculty Women's Caucus ad hoc committee that came together to design a course of study that would become the Women's Interdisciplinary Studies Program.
The Hazaleus Award is given to recognize people at CSU who: a) serve as a role model for women on campus; b) make outstanding achievements that enhance the campus environment for women; c)have a sustained record of support to women; d) actively work on behalf of women, including evidence of significant mentoring.
The Margaret B. Hazaleus Awards nominations deadline is mid-February and notification happens in early March. Hazaleus award winners receive a check for $1,000 and an engraved clock. Their names are added to the Hazaleus Award Plaque located outside the CWSGR. Hazaleus award recipients are honored at the Celebrate Colorado State Awards in April of each year.
For more information or a nomination packet please contact Dr. Caridad Souza
Karen J. Wedge Award
Karen Wedge served as the Director of Women’s Programs and Studies at Colorado State University for 30 years. During her tenure she worked with and mentored hundreds of students around gender and multicultural issues. Karen was one of the key players in the formation of the Victim Assistance Team for victims of interpersonal violence, as well as the Women’s Interdisciplinary Studies Program.
The Karen J. Wedge award is given to an alumna/ alumnus who:
- Serves as a role model by demonstrating commitment to social justice.
- Combines academic and activist feminism as a vehicle of social change.
Each Fall, CWSGR sends the Karen J. Wedge nomination form to the campus community. In addition, staff will send nomination information to the current roster of Women’s Studies graduates via email seeking nominations. The nominations deadline is mid-March and upon selection, the recipient will be asked to return to CSU as a guest of honor for the Women’s Studies graduation ceremony in early May. If the recipient is not available, staff will work with the recipient to do an appropriate recognition at the ceremony. Please consider nominating alumni who meet the above criteria.
Please forward nominations to Dr. Caridad Souza
The Feminist Forum is a venue dedicated to working across disciplinary boundaries to bring together the array of feminist researchers at CSU to build community, provide professional development opportunities, and advocate for feminist issues. In particular, Feminist Forums provide spaces for educational talks as well as deliberate dialogues that move us towards strategies that advocate for our most pressing concerns as a Women’s Studies community.