What Makes Our Degree Distinctive? 

Interdisciplinary, Intersectional, International

Our program will challenge you academically, personally, and politically to actively promote social justice and social transformation. Our courses will give you the expertise to deal positively and effectively with issues of gender and sexuality facing individuals and society. The pedagogy of feminist, gender, and sexuality studies, rooted in important and innovative research, rigorously challenges cultural assumptions about multiple forms of gender and sexual difference as constructed by culture and history. We address global and transnational feminist and queer movements, the historical roots of gender-based inequality, hierarchies of knowledge; queer social and political movements, the ethical and theological foundations of gender and human rights, and intersecting oppressive forces of race, sexuality, class, and colonialism.

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


  • The University & Planned Parenthood

    The University & Planned Parenthood

    Join the Gender Justice Center, Triangle Club, and W&GS for a lunch hour community conversation regarding urgent issues facing our community.

    Friday, Oct. 11 | Noon-2pm | Loyola 400 (Wismer Room)

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  • Curved TV

    Curved TV

    Join us for a screening of Professor Victor D. Evans's documentary, Curved TV: The Impact of Television Images on Gay Youth

    Wednesday, Oct 16 | 6-8:00 pm | Casey Commons

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  • Unsettling Femininity

    Unsettling Femininity

    Join guest curator, Naomi Hume for a free, informal tour of the current exhibition at the Frye Art Museum, Unsettling Femininity.

    Saturday, Oct 26 | 2-3:00 pm | Frye Art Museum

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