Boyer Lecture

The Boyer Lecture and Reception takes place every Fall semester to honor the recipients of the Harriet "Patsy" Boyer Scholarship and to showcase the scholarly research of a Women's Studies faculty member. The event traditionally takes place at the end of September to mid-October. Recipients of the Boyer Lecture are nominated by colleagues and/or students and selected by the Women’s Studies Faculty Council. Boyer lectures receive a small stipend honoring their work and are expected to deliver a presentation during the fall semester’s Boyer Reception.

Nominations begin in March and awards are made the first week of June. The nomination packet must include the following:

  • letter of nomination (maximum two pages, single-spaced)
  • an abstract describing the research or project nominee proposes to present (maximum two pages, single-spaced) in a 30- 45 minute scholarly presentation; and
  • nominee’s curriculum vitae.

The deadline for submission of Boyer lecture nominations March 15th by 5:00pm. Please send the nomination packet to Dr. Caridad Souza

The Fort Morgan Project

In collaboration with Dr. Eric Ishiwata, The Center is developing a model for wrap-around services for women with families attempting to acquire higher education.  Working with refugee and immigrant families in Fort Morgan, Colorado, this outreach collaboration aims to assist marginalized populations of women in their efforts to become economically self-sufficient.

The Project on Curriculum, Scholarship, & Teaching

Each year a small group of faculty members are invited to participate in The Curriculum Project from a list of those self-nominated or recommended by prior participants or department chairs.  Participating faculty meet throughout the academic year with the designated Project Coordinator(s) to explore new approaches in the design/redesign of a course of their choice that they will teach in a subsequent semester. Together they engage in activities that include the discovery of content about women and gender matters in the various disciplines, the acquisition of scholarly work by women and gender nonconforming people that is appropriate for inclusion in the course, and the introduction of and dialogue about pedagogical practices that serve to create a more inclusive classroom with the full participation and inquiry by all students.  Participants are also supported in exploring new research questions and methodologies, and identifying new avenues for funding, publication and recurrent professional involvement related to their areas of interest. Participants are awarded a stipend to purchase materials that support their work.

If you are interested in learning more about the Women's Studies Project on Teaching, Curriculum and Scholarship or participating in future related events, call the Center for Gender Research at (970) 491-6182.