Women's Studies

Welcome to Women's Studies

Examining how gender shapes our experiences

The Women's Studies minor is an interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary program that seeks to provide students and the university community with educational frameworks and strategies for intellectual and personal growth, positive social change, and political awareness that informs active participation in public affairs. It prepares students to gain an awareness of women's issues, to understand how social constructions of gender and sexuality affect and have shaped daily experience, broader social structures, institutions, social relations, and cultural and aesthetic production. By its very definition, attention to gender necessitates an approach that examines gender across race, class, sexuality, age, and nationality.

2016 Women's Studies Writing Competition Winners

Nancy Fix Anderson Women's Studies Essay Award

Sage Espindola: The Eternal Life and Words of Forough Farrokhzad

Women's Studies Creative Writing Award

Lauren Poiroux: Why Don't You Just Leave?