Women's and Gender Studies
Welcome to Women's and Gender Studies!
Women’s and Gender Studies (WGST) is a multidisciplinary field that provides an integrated approach to understanding the social and cultural constructions of gender that shape our diverse experiences. With its roots in social justice movements of the last three decades, the methods and goals of Women’s and Gender Studies support the University’s mission of education informed by both ethical and intellectual values. In addition to educating undergraduates in traditional classroom environments, the program provides opportunities for civic engagement through internships, support for faculty scholarship on gender issues across the disciplines, and diverse co-curricular programming for the university.
Faculty Spotlight: Amy Randall
Amy Randall (History) recently learned that her edited collection, Genocide and Gender in the Twentieth Century: A Comparative Survey, was selected as an Outstanding Academic Title of the Year (2016) by Choice Magazine, a publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries.
Amy is one of the Women's and Gender Studies affiliated faculty and on the Program Council.
Emma is enrolled in a one-year Master’s in Sociology of Law at the University of the Basque Country, Spain.
Nanki Bhullar received a fellowship through the Maddy Institute, an organization focused on improving leadership training, political engagement, and policy research in the Central Valley.
Krista Barber, 2002, majored in individual studies. She now holds the title of Senior Technical Writer.
Mirelle Raza, 2015, double-majored in Women’s & Gender Studies and Sociology. She is now a Victim Advocate at San Francisco District Attorney's Office.
Jessica is currently the Scholar in Residence at the Collegeville Institute for Ecumenism and is a Dissertation Fellow at the Louisville Institute. She is also currently finishing a Ph.D. in Theology from Boston College.