Explore Gender and Women's Studies

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Department Hightlights

Recent Undergraduate Courses:
  • Sex and Power
  • Gender and Popular Culture
  • Social Movements
  • Black Women in U.S. History
  • Psychology of Gender
  • Gender Across The World: Transnational Bodies
  • Gender Across The World: Masculinities
  • LGBTQ History in the U.S.
  • History of Sexuality
  • Doing Feminist Research
  • Gender, Power, and Violence
  • Gender and Disability
  • Gender Across The World: Global Gays In The Global Gaze
  • Black Women Leaders
  • Feminist Theory
  • Intro to Queer Theory
Annual Undergraduate Awards and Scholarships:
  • Kate Black Award for Activism
  • Joan Callahan Award for Scholastic Achievement
  • Jan Oaks Feminist Creativity Award
  • GWS Honors (for graduating seniors)
  • Caton Scholarships
  • Tomasky Student Leaders
Recent Senior Capstone Projects:
  • Challenges of the Legal System for Victims Domestic and Sexual Violence
  • Let’s Talk About Reentry of Female Offenders: Oppression of Overlooked Population
  • Sexual Fluidity: The Label-less Label
  • Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby: Intergenerational and Gendered Comparisons
  • Sexual Violence in Rural Appalachia: Risk Factors, Cultural Atmosphere, and Evaluation of Resources
  • Intersection of Education and Class in Mexican Immigrant Families
  • Vote for the Bitch (on the parallels between sexism in high school debate and political debates)
  • A Study on the Role of Schools in the Experience of LGBTQ+ Youth
  • Yes, I Am Still Interested: Sexualities, Aging, and Women
  • African American Girlhood, Sexuality, and the Trope of the "Fast-Tailed Girl"
  • Billions of Lighthouses: A Feminist Analysis of Trauma, Death, and Dying in Narrative Driven Video Games
  • Women Serving as Foreign Ministers: A Preliminary Analysis