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Welcome to the Gender Studies Group

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Upcoming Events

11/13 · Brown Bag Series
Muted Group Theory Presented by Communication Students
Kethley 231 @ 12pm
11/16 · Film Night
Southern Comfort · A 2001 documentary about the final years in the life of Robert Eads, a female-to-male transsexual. Eads, diagnosed with ovarian cancer, was turned down for treatment.
BPAC Recital Hall @ 6:30pm
Refreshments after screening

Past Events

About Us

The Gender Studies Group (GSG) convened in August 2007. The GSG operates on the premise that an interdisciplinary group of faculty, staff, students and community members with diverse experiences and qualifications can make a difference at DSU and in the Mississippi Delta by dissecting and understanding gender issues.


What we do…

In general, the group collects and analyzes data to explain current social, political, and economic problems faced by men and women. The group disseminates information, generates awareness, facilitates community engagement, and aims to influence public policy. One of the group’s primary strategies is conducting action research that uncovers policies to create greater opportunities for women in particular and men in general.  Thus, the GSG brings attention and awareness to gender issues at DSU, the Mississippi Delta, nationally, and globally.

GSG Brown Bag Series

The GSG sponsors a regular series of Friday Noon-time Brown Bag lectures.  Presenters and participants usually consist of students, staff, and faculty members from across the DSU campus and the wider Cleveland community.  These talks cover a variety of topics dealing with an equally varied group of gender-related issues.

Facebook Group

Join our the DSU Gender Studies Group on Facebook to receive event updates, communicate with others who are interested in gender-based issues and study, and much more!



  • Dr. Leslie Green-Pimentel
  • Michael Paulmeno
  • Dr. Karen Bell
  • Robin C. Boyles
  • Amy Cannestra
  • Carolyn Casale
  • Sujung Cho
  • Leslie Fadiga-Stewart
  • Michelle E. Johansen
  • Hui Liew
  • Dr. Paulette Meikle-Yaw
  • Dr. Beverly Moon
  • Dr. Lekeitha Morris
  • Dr. Sally Paulson
  • Dr. Glendscene Williams
  • Dr. Sally Zengaro

The group has several independent members who make vital contributions to the foundational work of the group.

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