Mission Statement

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 theĀ 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.

Update on the WiG Conference 2020

Dear WiG members, conference panel organizers, and participants, At a recent leadership meeting attended by the Steering Committee, the presidential team, the conference organizers, and other officers and former officers of the organization, we voted unanimously to...

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WiG Leadership Statement: Black Lives Matter

We, the leadership of the Coalition of Women in German, condemn the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery amidst numerous other heinous acts of racist, white supremacist violence. We would like to express our condolences to their loved ones...

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WiG Leadership Statement after Hanau

In recognition of the intertwined histories and present manifestations of antisemitism, anti-Muslim and anti-Black racism, xenophobia, heteropatriarchy and white supremacy and as feminist scholars within German studies committed to intersectional understandings of...

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Anybody can donate to WiG through our membership management site. Add us to your Amazon Smile account, and buy WiG swag to support contingent faculty!

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Spread the word! Print and share our flier, download slides to add to your course and talk presentations, embed our Twitter feed into your website or course site, or link to WiG!

WiG's Journal: Feminist German Studies

Women in German Yearbook has become Feminist German Studies! Link to Project Muse to support WiG through page clicks.

WiGgies in Action

Keep up with WiGgies teaching, research, and other exciting projects! Send an email to announcements@womeningerman.org to share your project.