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Women’s and Gender Studies Program

WGS building


We teach students to think critically, communicate effectively and solve problems that underrepresented communities are facing. 

Interdisciplinary Faculty 

If you're going to study diverse topics, you need diverse minds. That's why our faculty have joint appointments in our program and in other departments. This helps to build bridges and create a collegial, interdisciplinary and diverse community of scholars and teachers. 


Women's Well Being Initiative

Our department is heavily involved in the Women's Well Being Initiative (WWBI). We offer our students the opportunity to get experience working in the community through the WWBI.


Lecture Series

There's a lot to explore when it comes to issues of gender, sexuality, race, class and identity. We host the Dr. Mary Baskin Waters Lecture, an annual lecture to explore these topics in depth.