News & Updates

Now Hiring Instructor

Monday, September 18, 2017

The Department of Women and Gender Studies at San Francisco State University is looking for an experienced instructor who can teach “Women and Gender in U.S. History and Society” (WGS 150) -- a large, lower division, general education course that fulfills a U.S. History requirement -- beginning January 2018 and ending May 2018. The course examines the “historical development of institutions and ideals and the evolution of economic, political, and social processes in the U.S. since colonization; roles and status of women.” Instructors must be able to teach Feminist History, not simply women’s history. The course enrolls 100 students, includes supervision of a Graduate Assistant, and meets MWF. If interested, please email a CV, sample syllabus, and sample teaching evaluations to Julietta Hua, Chair of Women and Gender Studies at by October 20, 2017.

Announcing New Faculty Member: Fall 2017

Thursday, March 30, 2017

We are excited to announce that our department will have a new full-time faculty member beginning 2017-2018. Please be sure to welcome Chris Hanssmann in August and look for his classes next year. In the meantime, you can learn more about his research at:


Food Pantry now open

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

SFSU now has a food pantry for students. 

Associated Students Food Pantry is now OPEN at the Event Center / The Annex. This service is offered every Monday to all SFSU students. For more information you can email the staff of AS Productions at:

You may register to receive this service:


Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Women and Gender Studies Department wants to give a huge congratulations to Sharron Watts and Sofia Cardenas ( for receiving the SF State Student Award for Excellence in Community Engagment, and to Swetha Pottam for being published in the Sutro Review!