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Women's and Gender Studies

Learn about the myriad issues affecting women and sexual minorities.

Our interdisciplinary Women's and Gender Studies Program will provide you the skills to examine and critique cultural, economic, historical, political, social and sexual issues using feminist and queer philosophical paradigms. Aside from learning about a cross section of feminist and queer thinkers, places and events, you will explore ideas such as how one's gender affects access to power and whether or not the idea of power itself is an inherently problematic arrangement. You will also have the opportunity to study how other factors such as race, class, sexuality and ability further impact one's feminist identification. A degree in women's and gender studies opens up the door for careers in activism, education, law, medicine, nonprofit, politics, psychology and more. We also offer a minor in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) studies, which investigates many of the same issues from the perspectives of queer theory and queer thinkers.

Contact Information

Coordinator : Prudence D. Cumberbatch

Location: 1207 Ingersoll Hall
Phone: 718.951.5476