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K-State Today

May 3, 2022

Retirement reception to honor Angela Hubler

Submitted by Christie Launius

The social transformation studies department announces the retirement of Angela Hubler after 32 years at Kansas State University. Hubler will be honored with a drop-in retirement reception from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, in 003 Leasure Hal. Brief remarks begin at 2:30 p.m. and light refreshments will be served.

Over the course of her career at K-State, Hubler’s contributions to gender, women, and sexuality studies have been many. She served as both director and department head; helped the program gain departmental status; was instrumental in developing and getting approval to offer a major in women’s studies; led the effort to change the name from women’s studies to gender, women, and sexuality studies; formed an advisory board; and led successful fundraising efforts. She also supported many universitywide efforts focused on preventing sexual violence and providing support and services to sexual assault survivors.

Across three decades, Hubler has also been an accomplished and highly supportive classroom teacher, teaching almost every gender, women, and sexuality studies course in the catalog at one point or another. She has also been an excellent advisor, working closely with students, writing countless letters of recommendation for graduate and professional school, serving as a reference for employment, and staying in touch with students for many years after graduation. She has always been a champion of and an ally to students, advocating on their behalf. She is also an active researcher with her materialist feminist analyses of children’s and young adult literature continue to shape the field.

Hubler’s dedication to building and sustaining gender, women, and sexuality studies at Kansas State University has been truly remarkable. The university continues to reap the rewards of her decades of labor.