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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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What’s happening


*WGS lecturer and U.S. Olympic boxing coach Christy Halbert inducted into International Women’s Boxing Hall of Fame. Read an article about this honor in AIBA magazine, and see photos on Facebook.


*Mary Kom, a biopic about the Olympic bronze medalist, is showing this weekend at Hollywood 27 in Nashville! WGS lecturer Christy Halbert worked on the movie last summer, in Mumbai, India, where she was a choreographer, boxing consultant, and boxing coach to extras and the movie's star, Priyanka Chopra.


*Follow Professor Rebecca Chapman’s WGS 160 course, Sex and Society, on Wordpress and Twitter.


*Link to the WGS calendar