The Coalition of Women in German (WiG) provides a democratic forum for all people interested in feminist approaches to German literature and culture or in the intersection of gender with other categories of analysis such as sexuality, class, race, and ethnicity. Through its annual conference, panels at national professional meetings, and through the publication of the Feminist German Studies, the organization promotes feminist scholarship of outstanding quality. Women in German is committed to making school and college curricula inclusive and seeks to create bridges, cross boundaries, nurture aspiration, and challenge assumptions while exercising critical self-awareness. Women in German is dedicated to eradicating discrimination in the classroom and in the teaching profession at all levels.
WiG was founded in 1974.
Dr. Jennifer Askey co-authored an essay in the award-winning volume Feminists Among Us: Resistance and Advocacy in Library Leadership (Eds. Shirley Lew and Baharak Yousefi, 2017). The essay, titled "One Library, Two Cultures," is available here. Even though the...read more
WiG Webinar, 2018: Teaching and Working for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in our Classrooms and at our Institutions.
Monday, November 26, 8pm-10pm EST (Note Date Change!) Presenters: Nicole Coleman, Lisabeth Hock, Amy Young Women in German members know from our work as scholars, teachers, providers of countless hours of service work, and activists, that forms of structural...read more
In recognition of the intertwined histories and present manifestations of antisemitism, anti-Black racism, xenophobia, heteropatriarchy and white supremacy - And as feminist scholars within German studies committed to intersectional understandings of social justice -...read more
The Goethe-Institut Washington is initiating a social media campaign using the hashtag #FeminismToMe as part of an event series on the topic of feminism in the digital age. Beginning in late October, posts made to Instagram using this hashtag will be displayed in...read more