Women's and Gender Studies

Women’s and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary program that prepares students to think critically and creatively by employing gender as a primary category of analysis. The program is set up to examine a variety of issues of specific interest to women and of general interest to scholars of gender studies across a variety of diverse cultural and historical settings.


News from the Director

Date posted: March 21st, 2016

Seeking Potential Partnerships:

Our WGST program is always looking to collaborate with partners nationally and abroad so if you have any initiatives you’d like us to be part of, we are certainly interested! …Read more.

Spring 2016 Events

Date posted: March 21st, 2016

Join us for a joint WGST/Center for Women initiative entitled  “Research and Relaxation” .  This is the first in the series and is scheduled for Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 4 p.m. …Read more.


International Women’s Day 2016

WGST 349 in Jordan for International Women’s Day and MOU with UJ
The course entitled The Arab World Experience celebrated March 8 at the Center for Women’s Studies at the University of Jordan where our students took part in a class on feminist theory with 51 Jordanian students (taught in English) by Dr. Rula Qawas, UJ professor of Women’s Studies and American literature. Our program now has a formal Memorandum of Understanding signed with UJ’s Center for Women’s Studies and this was featured in the Jordanian news. Here is the link in English.