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: Laura Ellingson
Laura Ellingson (Communication, Women's and Gender Studies) attended the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (ICQI) at the University of Illinois from May 17-19 and presented two papers on feminist embodiment. She was awarded an Honorable Mention in the ICQI Outstanding Qualitative Book Award competition for her book, Embodiment in Qualitative Research (Routledge, 2017).
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.