Dr. Karen Cajka

I know that it has been some time since Dr. Karen Cajka’s, Director of Women’s Studies, passing.  Nevertheless, I wanted to share some article, thoughts, blogs, and other web sources that honor the life, accomplishments, passions, and mentorship that Dr. Cajka brought to this world and especially ETSU’s Women’s Studies program.  I feel that there are not enough words in the English language that could express our gratitude for what Dr. Cajka has brought to this program, university, and most importantly our individual lives. As the Spring 2012 semester begins, we in the Women’s Studies office sense Dr. Cajka in everything we do. Her whit, brilliance, compassion, drive, and inspiration are ingrained in this office. Nothing I say can quite capture what she truly meant to this program and the people who were fortunate enough to have known her.






I know there are probably many more articles and memorials honoring Dr. Cajka that can be found online. If you have any that you would like to share, please feel free to share them here! Also, any memories and thoughts can certainly be shared here.


About etsuwomenstudies

This blog is a collaborative effort from the students, faculty, and feminist souls in the East Tennessee State University Women's Studies Department. We simply want to share daily thoughts with the world and encourage not only feminist thought, but awareness, tolerance, diversity, equality, justice, and social progress. Women's Studies is an exciting, interdisciplinary area of study that celebrates women's lives. It examines how diverse women have contributed to history, social processes, culture, politics and economics, as well as how all of these have shaped women's experiences. Our program provides new ways of looking at common assumptions about femininity and masculinity and teaches students how to connect what they study with how they live and work. We also explore how gender intersects with ability, age, class, culture, ethnicity, nationality, race, religion, and sexuality. Our Leadership through Diversity focus promotes a creative struggle for justice and equality. We train graduates to be leaders in both civic engagement and the workforce. The Women's Studies Program at ETSU is comprised of dedicated faculty and staff and socially conscious students coming together from a wide range of disciplines.

Posted on January 3, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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