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Our interdisciplinary, intersectional, and international program challenges you academically, personally, and politically to actively promote social justice and social transformation. Our courses give you the expertise to deal positively and effectively with issues of gender and sexuality facing individuals and society.

Our New Name Better Represents All of Us

Women and Gender Studies is now Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies LogoThis has been a long time coming, following three key milestones.

  • 1992: We inaugurated the minor in Women Studies
  • 2006: We began the major in Women & Gender Studies
  • 2019: We expanded the program to include the minor in LGBTQ Studies minor

This new name reflects values we already demonstrate every day, and much remains the same:

  • our vibrant faculty whose work continually breaks down barriers and paves new pathways to understanding gender and sexuality
  • thought-provoking courses that challenge you to think about gender-based modes of oppression and liberation, and
  • the type of student whose concerns and aspirations inspire us all to take our work beyond the classroom in ways that matter to us personally and to society as a whole.
Jennifer Schulz, Ph.D.

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Jen Schulz (IDLS) integrates her PhD in literary studies, her MA in psychology, and race, gender, and disability studies in courses such as: Trauma Narratives, The Naked Self, and Well-Being in a Catastrophic Age. Moving between classroom teaching and her clinical work with women living with complex trauma, Jen is also committed to inviting her students into embodied reflection and radical listening practices in all of her classes.

Jennifer Schulz, Ph.D. Senior Instructor, Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies; Director, SU-Pacific Northwest Ballet Educational Partnership

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