Director: Gillian Silverman (English)
Graduate Advisor: Margaret Woodhull (Humanities)
Office: 1050 9th Street, #102
Joanne Addison (English)
Brenda J. Allen (Communication)
Elizabeth Allen (Psychology)
Laura Argys (Economics)
Pompa Banerjee (English)
Nicole Beer (English)
Myra Bookman (Humanities and Social Sciences)
Michelle Comstock (English)
Mary Coussons-Read (Psychology)
Candan Duran-Aydintug (Sociology)
Paula Espinoza (Ethnic Studies)
Jana Everett (Political Science)
Sarah Fields (Communication)
Sonja Foss (Communication)
Andrea Haar (Sociology)
Sarah Hagelin (English)
Rachel Harding (Ethnic Studies)
Amy Hasinoff (Communication)
Pamela Laird (History)
Marjorie Levine-Clark (History)
Donna Martinez (Ethnic Studies)
Myra Rich (History)
Candice Shelby (Philosophy)
Sarah Tyson (Philosophy)
Cate Wiley (English)
Women’s and Gender Studies (WGST) is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on the centrality of gender and sexuality to understanding our past and present worlds. Students and faculty probe assumptions about men and women and question structures of inequality as they play out in local and global contexts. Through a study of gender and sexuality, we expand our thinking about other relations of power, such as race, class, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability. WGST fosters connections with the local community and promotes advocacy of human rights and social justice.
Click here to learn about the requirements for the Minor in Women’s and Gender Studies.
Individually Structured Major
Students interested in a major in Women’s and Gender Studies may develop one through the Individually Structured Major (ISM). The ISM is an interdisciplinary major based on an individual contract rather than a preset list of courses. By choosing an ISM, students can pursue their interests in WGST across a variety of departments. For more information on an ISM in Women’s and Gender Studies, contact Gillian Silverman, and see the Individually Structured Major section of this catalog.
Please go to the Graduate catalog to read about our graduate programs.