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Students' Association for Gender Studies Engagement (SAGE)

Scholarship. Activism. Growth. Engagement.

SAGE is a dynamic social and educational organization aiming to provide space for Women’s & Gender Studies (WGS) majors, and Queer Studies scholars, as well as allies of the feminist and LGBTQIA+ communities on UT’s campus.

We are committed to fostering conversation and action for aspiring scholar activists, and we place the utmost importance on being a resource and guide for feminist/queer students at the University.

Goals:

SAGE: The WGS Undergraduate Student Organization, provides a gathering place for the academic Women's and Gender Gtudies, and LGBTQ Studies community here at UT Austin. Undergraduate students desire a casual space outside of the classroom where they may discuss issues that come up in their coursework as well as their current research and future. SAGE also offers a welcoming space for those students not yet involved with the Center for Women’s & Gender Studies (CWGS) but who are interested in engaging in related work. Another crucial aspect of this goal of community building on campus is to foster closer relationships between CWGS and social justice resource centers and academic departments at UT Austin.

SAGE is open to all students, WGS majors/minors, LGBTQ Studies, and certificate students.

Graduate Student Facilitators:

Nathalia Ochoa is a first-year PhD student in the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies program. After she holds a M.A. in Gender and Women’s Studies from the University of Florida and her broad areas of studies have been centered on development, politics, social movements, applied participatory research and oral history methodologies. Her research has mainly focused on the role peasant women in El Salvador played in the revolutionary war, and future interests will be dealing with rural, indigenous and black women’s alternative conceptualization of politics through historical memory, art and healing, and community activism in post-war Central America.

La'Kayla Williams is a first-year master's candidate in the Women's and Gender Studies program. After she completes her MA in WGS, she will continue her studies in the PhD program of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. A connoisseur of rap music and culture, her research will take a radical Black feminist perspective on the construction of Black's women's sexuality in hip hop culture and media. Her interests also include the role of Black social media in the developing of consciousness among queer, Black millennials.

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