The interdisciplinary major in Gender Studies offers you an up-to-date, problem-oriented understanding of gender across many fields of study and parts of the world.
Our students have a passion for social justice and a desire to better understand the systemic forces contributing to the oppression of marginalized peoples. Our program places an emphasis on activism, transdisciplinary studies, and intersectional feminism. Our degree helps you put your own unique life experiences within the larger context of social structures.
Gender studies focuses on the complex interrelationships between sexed bodies, gendered identities, and sexualities through diverse methodologies and far-ranging institutional and interpersonal locations. Our faculty represents uniquely wide-ranging areas of study—in medicine, legal studies, biology, black studies, labor and capital, psychology, popular culture, postcolonial and transnational feminisms, and many other fields.