Department of Women and Gender Studies

Women and Gender Studies combines the substance and methodologies of many disciplines as we study women and gender.

Students in UIS’ Women and Gender Studies minor and graduate certificate explore the construction, experience and questioning of gender and sexuality as key facets of human identity. Students investigate history, culture, society, psychology, science, communication, or art to see how human activities are produced, experienced, and interpreted by gendered subjects of different races, classes, nationalities, sexual orientations, religions, generations, and historical periods. Our goal is to introduce students to the basic approaches of this study in a variety of fields so that they will be prepared for the challenges of leadership in the 21st century.

Are You a Feminist?

GenderSexuality-BookWGS professors Michael Murphy and Elizabeth Ribarsky publish book of teaching activities

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