Feminist Leadership Working Group

Dr. Alicia Johnson

Thursday, October 28, 2021, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm is the next event hosted by the WGSC’s Feminist Leadership Working Group.

Guest will be Dr. Alicia Johnson (she/her/hers), Director of the Women’s Center at UW-Oshkosh and Lead Organizer of The Intersection [Fond du Lac and Fox Cities Campuses] at UW Oshkosh.  Recommended reading includes Educating for Wholeness in the Intersections and The (Mis)use of Intersectionality in Student Affairs: A (Revised) Call to Practitioners & Researchers

Putting Intersectionality into Action

  • Defining Intersectionality: What is it, and why is it such an urgent topic in Higher Ed. right now?
  • How to integrate intersectionality in Campus Policy and Practices
  • Case Study: Co-Creating an Inclusive Community through “The Intersection”, a new student center serving UW-Oshkosh-Fox Cities and Fond du Lac Campuses


UW-Madison’s Women’s & Gender Studies Consortium’s (WGSC) Feminist Leadership Working Group is an initiative that supports graduate students, faculty and staff across the UW System interested in learning more about feminist leadership initiatives across UW System. This group meets virtually from 6:30-8pm on the last Thursday of the month (unless noted otherwise). Additional details, including schedule, are available here.

This working group is co-facilitated by Dr. Stephanie Rytilahti (she/her/hers), Director of the UW System Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium, and Dr. Silviana Amethyst (she/her/hers), Assistant Professor of Mathematics at UW-Eau Claire.

There is also have a Facebook page for the working group, and participants can share articles from The Chronicles of Higher Ed and other relevant publications. We anticipate that the goals and format of this group may change, and that it will become an ongoing meeting space in subsequent years.