Student SpotlightJulia Cilano '23
Majors: Critical Sexuality and Queer Studies, English, French and Francophone Studies
"Being a queer person, I couldn't look to my grandparents to tell me about my history; I had to turn to the margins of history books. When I came to HWS, I enrolled in a Critical Sexuality and Queer Studies introductory course and my worldview would never be the same. My eyes were opened to queer history, queer theory and intersectional analyses that include race, ability, class and religion. What I learn in CSQS courses is constantly applicable, relevant and crucial to understanding politics, activism and systems of power."