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Women's and Gender Studies

Our interdisciplinary program is a place of vibrant learning where we challenge students to think critically about gender-related issues, to learn about the world through the lens of feminism and to become passionate about issues of social equality.

Since the late 20th century, feminist scholarship has explored the important, but sometimes hidden, ways that gender and gender inequality shape and are shaped by our cultural, social and personal worlds. More recent developments in the field recognize that these concerns are intricately connected with other dimensions of social power and identity, such as race, class, gender identity and sexual orientation.

Engaging courses taught by expert faculty from multiple disciplines as well as opportunities for internships and research allow our students to address the intersections of gender and other social variables through classroom and real-world settings.

Upcoming Event

Sholeh Wolpé—A Life, Poem by Poem (3/1/2018)

Sholeh Wolpé is an Iranian-born poet and writer. A recipient of the 2014 PEN/Heim, 2013...

Sholeh Wolpe
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Darius Jones LawNOrder (3/7/2018)

“My music is a confrontation against apathy and ego. My hope is to inspire authenticity to...

Darius Jones
William Forkin ’19 chose Alok Vaid-Menon, an American Indian performance artist and poet, as the subject of a paper-cut portrait.
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Remembering history’s rad — and frequently radical — women

“Rad Women” author, illustrator help Willamette students celebrate the lives of activists and artists.