About the Department

Take Back the Kitchen group posing for a photo at Boone Tavern

Take Back the Kitchen WGS 486 — Spring 2018


Women’s & Gender Studies (WGS) is an important field of study. It grew from the effort to understand gender roles and women’s historic struggle for justice throughout the world.

The WGS curriculum is interdisciplinary. Students examine the cultural construction of gender. They exercise a feminist critique of dominant power in relationships:

  • familial
  • social
  • economic and
  • political

WGS organizes

  • seminars
  • workshops and
  • lectures

Through these programs, faculty, staff and students learn about current developments in feminist scholarship.

The Women’s History Month Committee works with WGS to plan campus-wide events in March. These events celebrate women’s scholarship.

Peanut Butter and Gender

“Peanut Butter and Gender” is a regular luncheon lecture series on issues of gender and culture. Distinguished scholars visit campus throughout the year.

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Photos from Peanut Butter & Gender: Green Garden Bakery

If you Major in Women’s and Gender Studies …

Women’s and Gender Studies majors have the opportunity to apply their knowledge through

  • internships
  • independent study or
  • a labor position as program assistant for the WGS department.

Special Topics Courses