Our department is committed to interdisciplinary research that applies the unifying lens of gender to the social sciences, the arts and humanities, the natural sciences, and policy studies. Our goal is to develop new approaches to knowledge about women, men, and gender-related issues, transforming traditional disciplines and fields of study through the incorporation of methods, theories, and frameworks relevant to race, class, and gender studies.
The many resources of the university make it possible to focus on global endeavors, embodying the intersectional feminism that finds expression in a wide variety of ways around the world. Affiliation with the Kinsey Institute encourages engagement with both cutting-edge scientific research and exploration of its enormous archive related to sexuality, gender, and reproduction. Through the Lilly Library and other IU resources, our students consider issues of gender in contemporary popular culture and across a wide range of historical representations.
The Gender Studies Collection of the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries offers research guides, databases, and extensive holdings, as well as gender and queer studies subject consultation and research assistance from a subject librarian.