Gender Studies

The Gender Studies Program offers an interdisciplinary course of study that examines gender and sexuality from social, cultural, and biological perspectives. The program is founded on close collaboration between academic departments, enabling students and faculty to utilize the perspectives and methodologies of gender and women’s studies across traditional disciplines. 


Author Roxane Gay is out with a new collection of essays looking at the current state of feminism and how our culture becomes who we are.

Titled "Bad Feminist," Gay explores how her own pop culture choices don't always reflect her stances.

"When I drive to work, I listen to thuggish rap at a very loud volume, even though the lyrics are degrading to women and offend me to my core," she writes. "I am mortified by my music choices." Click on the link titled "Bad Feminist" to read and hear more from Roxane Gay.



Department Highlights

  • This major equips students for social change, while giving them the tools to work for social justice.
  • Our faculty prepares students to work with difference. The world we live in requires us to work and live in community with people different from ourselves. Our students are taught how to embrace difference, use it as a benefit, and help others do the same.
  • The Gender Studies department is interculturally focused. Our faculty come from diverse backgrounds, we offer three different study abroad programs, and our courses study gender in different social and cultural contexts.