The Department of Gender Studies strives to meet the growing demand for expertise in gender issues by providing both Master's and doctoral level programs in gender studies, as well as serving as a base for non-degree studies and other activities in the field. The department attracts students from a wide range of disciplines in the social sciences and the humanities, and focuses on integrative and comparative approaches in gender studies. The department emphasizes a rich variety of intertwined scholarly interests, such as gender and (post) state-socialist studies, nationalism, theory, cultural studies, transnationalism, and international political movements. With an important, but not exclusive, focus on Central and Eastern Europe, both the Master's and doctoral programs seek to contribute to the development of socially relevant knowledge based on these approaches, and to critically interrogate past and present developments related to gender in culture and society.

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Upcoming Events

Friday November 17

12:00pm to 2:00pm
November 17, 2017

Tuesday November 21

Sidonie Smith, Julia Watson
5:30pm
November 21, 2017

Wednesday November 29

Friday December 01

Rita Felski
5:30pm
December 1, 2017

Monday February 26