Women’s and Gender Studies

Feminism is for everybody

Women’s and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary academic program explicitly dedicated to the study of women, gender and sexuality in all areas of human life. As an academic field, Women’s Studies starts from the assumption that gender shapes both individual lives and social institutions. Our curriculum provides students with a theoretical framework for analyzing and acting upon the intersections of gender, race, class and sexuality, both historically and in contemporary societies worldwide.

Programs

Faculty

Jonathan Brumberg-Kraus

Professor of Religion; Program Coordinator, Jewish Studies

Deyonne Bryant

Samuel Valentine Cole Associate Professor of English; Chair, English Department

Claire Buck

Professor of English; Coordinator, Women's & Gender Studies

Dolita Cathcart

Associate Professor of History

Nihal Çelik

Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology

Shawn Christian

Associate Professor

Beverly Lyon Clark

Professor of English

Barbara Darling

Assistant Professor of Religion

Nick Dorzweiler

Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science and Women's and Gender Studies

Linda Eisenmann

Professor of Education, Professor of History

Talitha Espiritu

Associate Professor of English; Co-Coordinator, Journalism Studies Minor

Nancy Evans

Professor of Classics

R. Tripp Evans

Professor of the History of Art

Lindsay Flynn

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Tommasina Gabriele

Professor of Italian Studies; Italian Studies Coordinator

Donna O. Kerner

Professor of Anthropology; William Isaac Cole Professor of Anthropology

Hyun Sook Kim

Professor of Sociology; Co-director of Mellon Study Away Program in Miami

Tessa C. Lee

Associate Professor of German; Chair, German Studies

Sarah Leventer

Visiting Assistant Professor of Film and New Media Studies

Katherine Mason

Assistant Professor of Sociology/Women and Gender Studies

Stephen Mathis

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Karen McCormack

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology; Co-coordinator, Journalism Studies

Charlotte Meehan

Playwright-in-Residence, Professor of English, Mary Heuser Chair in the Arts

John Miller

Professor of Economics

Kim Miller

Jane Oxford Keiter '64 Professor of Women's & Gender Studies and History of Art; Women's & Gender Studies Program Coordinator; Peace & Social Justice Studies Coordinator

John Partridge

Associate Professor of Philosophy; Chair, Department of Philosophy

Francoise Rosset

Associate Professor of Russian; Chair of Russian Department

Kent Shaw

Assistant Professor of English

Alireza Shomali

Professor of Political Science, Jane E. Ruby Chair in Humanities and Social Sciences

Kathryn Tomasek

Professor of History

M. Gabriela Torres

Professor and Chair of Anthropology; Co-Coordinator, Public Health Program

Jonathan David Walsh

Professor of French Studies

Winter Jade Werner

Assistant Professor of English

Aubrey Westfall

Associate Professor of Political Science; International Relations Coordinator

Kelly Whitford

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and Art History

Russell Williams

Associate Professor of Economics; Chair, Department of Economics

Brenda Wyss

Associate Professor of Economics; Coordinator of Development Studies

Kersti Alice Yllo

Professor of Sociology, Emerita

Internships

Elizabeth Helmreich

2020, Political Science, Women's and Gender Studies

Cee Green '82 Fellowship for Experiential Learning

Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund, Portland, ME

My internship with Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund engaged my passion for both grassroots political movements and reproductive rights. It especially taught me to channel these passions toward real political change.

Emma Haggerty

2021, Sociology, Women's and Gender Studies

Caroline C. Edwards '70 Current Use Internship Fund

Mabel Wadsworth Center, Bangor, ME

This experience further solidified my belief that sexual and reproductive health should be accessible to all. It helped fuel my passion for the topic, and I can’t wait to work more in the field.

Outcomes

100% of Women and Gender Studies majors from the past five years have found employment or attended graduate school within six months of graduation *

100%
of Women and Gender Studies majors

Recent Graduates

Sample First Jobs

  • Development Associate, Planned Parenthood of New York City
  • Marketing Coordinator, Equal Vision Records
  • Transitional Living Coordinator, Access Community Action Agency


Sample Graduate Schools

  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Cornell University