The Women’s and Gender Studies program provides a unique, interdisciplinary study of women’s roles in society and culture and the impact of gender on important issues, such as the workplace, health care, family life, politics and education. Courses are taught by a variety of professors from across the university to offer a diverse blend of historical, social, artistic and scientific perspectives on the study of women and gender. New additions to the curriculum include an online Women’s and Gender Studies Minor and a Women and Science Certificate that is designed to enhance students’ knowledge of equality and diversity among science- and health-related fields. The program helps to foster a strong sense of community through student organizations such as TRIOTA (Women’s Studies National Honor Society) and the Campus Feminist Organization, and through the Women’s Center, which offers a supportive environment to socialize and share ideas and works to educate the campus community on ways to eliminate barriers, prejudice and bigotry. The interdisciplinary curriculum paired with the program’s underlying philosophy of respect, equality and empowerment prepares students to become leaders and influencers of positive change in a wide array of professional fields.
Women’s and Gender Studies, Philosophy and Sustainability students contribute to the success of the conference Science, Technology and Gender: Challenges and Opportunities, held by the Association for FEMMSS (Feminist Epistemologies, Methodologies, Metaphysics, and Science Studies) hosted at The University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario Canada, August 10-13, 2014. Kate Lucero and Whitney Oxendahl, along with faculty [...]
Dr. Kandace Creel Falcón (Women’s and Gender Studies) presented a paper, “Railway Origins: Uncovering the Tracks of Mexicana Lives in Kansas via Chicana Feminist Methodologies” at the inaugural Latina/o Studies conference in Chicago July 17-19. Two Organización Latina Americana (OLA) student officers also attended the conference – Melissa Gonzalez (WGS and Spanish majors), and Miguel [...]
Dr. Kandace Creel Falcón is the new Women’s and Gender Studies Director. Her term will begin in the Fall 2014 semester and will last for three years. Dr. Creel Falcón is Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at MSUM. She teaches courses on feminist theory from a woman of color intersectional approach, digital media [...]
Applications are being accepted from faculty for the Director of Women’s and Gender Studies. The Director serves a three-year term and receives 6 credits per year of reassign time. The program is located with the Department of History, Languages, Critical Race and Women’s Studies and offers a BA in Women’s and Gender Studies, a Certificate [...]
Suzanne Al-Kayali, Women's and Gender Studies Minor