Congratulations, Gender Studies Class of 2020!
Congratulations to our graduates for your commitment, strength and perseverance evidenced by your accomplishments, and for finishing your college career in a global pandemic, and a movement for racial justice and against police brutality. We started the quarter in isolation and ended marching in the streets together. There will never be another class that compares to the class of 2020!
Thank you to Esha Momeni, PhD (UCLA, Gender Studies), Director for the Gender Studies Virtual Commencement Ceremony. We couldn’t have done this without you!
Thank you to Professor Judy Han for supporting us with technology know-how, social media, and to rally faculty videos (which takes mass skills)!
We also thank Mike and Joe in Social Sciences Computing for being available to hand over their Friday nights for us, so this video could be posted in time to share with all of you.
Thank you to faculty, staff and students who took the time to send in a video, we are thankful for your participation.
Special thanks to Dr. Claudia Peña for serving as our Keynote Speaker.
And last, thank you to our outgoing Chair, Elizabeth Marchant, for your many years of leadership, dedication and vision for the Department of Gender Studies. You have made us stronger than ever, in a time when Gender Studies is needed more than ever.
Class of 2020, you did it!
The UCLA Department of Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary program offering a B.A. (major and minor) and Ph.D.