In this age of political upheaval, there are more worthy organizations in need of donations than one can possibly fund. But as you contemplate which organizations you would like to support (perhaps with your tax refund?), let me make a case for supporting WiG.
In our mission statement, the Coalition of Women in German adopts a stance towards German Studies that interrogates the intersection of gender with other categories of identity such as sexuality, class, race, and ethnicity. In other words, at the heart of this organization is the cutting-edge scholarship that questions systems of power and oppression.
We are also passionately committed to supporting other scholars at all ranks. Donations to WiG make possible the following expressions of support:
- The Zantop Travel Award for Graduate Students
- The WiG Dissertation Prize
- The WiG Prize for Best Article
- The Faculty Research Award
- The WiG Professional Development Award
So as you think about what activism can mean within the academy, as you consider what WiG has meant to you over the years, please donate to Women in German. You can do so by clicking on the "Donate" button in the right-hand sidebar of this page.
Of course you can e-mail me with any questions.
Thank you for your support!