The Women’s Society of Washington University sponsors at least five lectures by distinguished Washington University in St. Louis faculty members on topics of current interest to members. These lectures are preceded by an informal reception and are free to WSWU members. Lectures will be offered as webinars.



Is Equity Possible in a COVID World?

Tuesday, September 15 at 6 p.m.
Will Ross
Associate Dean for Diversity / Alumni Endowed Professor of Medicine

The 2020 Elections and Beyond

Wednesday, October 14 at 6 p.m. 
Steven S. Smith
Kate M. Gregg Distinguished Professor of Social Science / Professor of Political Science

The State of Education

Thursday, November 19 at 9:30 a.m. 
Michelle A. Purdy (panel discussion)
Associate Professor of Education / Director, Undergraduate Program in Educational Studies


Chancellor’s Lecture

January 2021 at 11:30 a.m.  

Date and Speaker to be announced

Tropes and Trips: Traveling Through Musical Diasporas

Tuesday, February 16 at 10 a.m.
Lauren Eldridge Stewart
Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology / Head of Musicology

Racial Justice in the Age of Crisis

Friday, March 26 at 10 a.m.
David T. Cunningham
Department Chair of Sociology / Professor of Sociology

April 2021

Annual Membership Meeting at 10 a.m.
Adèle Starbird Lecture at 11:30 a.m.
Date and Speaker to be announced