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Women’s and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary program that encourages the development of critical perspectives in both intellectual and activist contexts. Women’s and Gender Studies teaches students to re-examine traditional beliefs and to recognize that gender, race, class, ethnicity, age, sexuality, and nationality are crucial aspects of identity and can be understood primarily in their intersections. The program offers a Major, a Minor, an Honors track, and a Graduate Certificate.

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*Professor Neil Roberts, associate professor of Africana Studies at Williams College and author of the forthcoming Freedom as Marronage (UChicago Press, 2015), presents "Angela Y. Davis: Abolitionism, Democracy, Freedom," Friday, January 23, 3:30-5:00pm, Commons, room TBA.


*As part of the International Lens (iLens) film series, WGS is happy to support a screening of the documentary "Tough Cookies," with an introduction and discussion led by Dr. Christy Halbert (WGS and Sociology). Wednesday, January 28 at 7.30 p.m. in Sarratt Cinema.


*Link to the WGS calendar