Gender and Women's Studies Program

Welcome to Gender and Women's Studies  

We offer interdisciplinary programs with a range of courses for a major or minor or a graduate certificate in Gender and Women's Studies. 

We are open to undergraduate students from across the University, from the College of Arts and Sciences to Engineering and the School of Business.

Because gender and sexuality are fundamental to the ways men and women understand themselves, a major or minor in Gender and Women’s Studies can enhance practically any other field of study. It is a discipline that continually asks us to rethink history, culture and identity, and in the 21st Century it continues to transform scholarship and fundamental assumptions in all areas of the humanities, social and natural sciences, and the professions.

Learn Gender and Women's Studies students and graduates are doing with their degrees and how it is helping them reach their goals.

Our Next GWS Event! 


Faculty Research Presentation 

Dr. Heidi Rose, Department of Communication

TWIN, a solo performance

Followed by a pizza intermission (GWS recruitment event!) and talk "Performing Time"

Identical twin girls each have a personality in some ways too big for their bodies. Too big to control. Too big to contain. They have lived their whole lives off-balance. Would they have been better proportioned had the egg not split?

Tuesday, October 4 at 5pm      

Communication Studio, Garey Hall


Contact Information

Catherine Kerrison, PhD
Director of Academics, GWS
Phone: 610-519-4660

Timothy McCall, PhD
Director of Programming, GWS
Phone: 610-519-3897

Joyce Harden
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 610-519-4640

Office: SAC 488

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