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Program in the Study of Women and Gender


Jill S. Dolan

Executive Committee

Elizabeth M. Armstrong, Woodrow Wilson School, Sociology

Wallace D. Best, Religion, African American Studies

Amy B. Borovoy, East Asian Studies

Margot Canaday, History

Angela N. Creager, History

Jill S. Dolan, English, Lewis Center for the Arts, Theater

Tera W. Hunter, History, African American Studies

Claudia L. Johnson, English

Rena S.  Lederman, Anthropology

Gaetana Marrone-Puglia, French and Italian

Sara S. Poor, German

Rebecca A. Rix, History

Daniel I. Rubenstein, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Gayle M. Salamon, English

Valerie A. Smith, English, African American Studies

Judith L. Weisenfeld, Religion

Stacy E. Wolf, Lewis Center for the Arts, Theater

Associated Faculty

April Alliston, Comparative Literature

John W. Borneman, Anthropology

Daphne A. Brooks, English, African American Studies

Michael W. Cadden, Lewis Center for the Arts, Theater

Ellen B. Chances, Slavic Languages and Literatures

Anne A. Cheng, English, African American Studies 

Maria A. DiBattista, English

Brigid Doherty, German, Art and Archaeology

Su Friedrich, Lewis Center for the Arts, Visual Arts 

Diana J. Fuss, English

Elizabeth Harman, Philosophy, University Center for Human Values

Melissa V. Harris-Lacewell, Politics, African American Studies 

Hendrik A. Hartog, History

Wendy Heller, Music

Brooke A. Holmes, Classics 

Nannerl O. Keohane, Woodrow Wilson School, University Center for Human Values

Deborah E. Nord, English

Jeff E. Nunokawa, English

Christina H. Paxson, Woodrow Wilson School, Economics

Imani Perry, African American Studies 

Deborah A. Prentice, Psychology

Jennifer L. Rexford, Computer Science

Carolyn M. Rouse, Anthropology, African American Studies

Esther H. Schor, English

Alexandra T. Vazquez, English, African American Studies

Tamsen O. Wolff, English

Virginia Zakian, Molecular Biology

Sits with Committee

Mary J. Harper, Society of Fellows

Beth K. Jamieson, PACE Center

The Program in the Study of Women and Gender is an interdisciplinary forum for the study of sex roles, gender, and sexuality across cultures and global geographies both past and present. The program's courses, which are open to all students, examine gender from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. The program offers core courses, seminars, and cross-listed courses, and also directs students to courses of interest that are based in other programs and departments. A current list of course offerings is available on the program website.

Admission to the Program

Admission to the program is by application, available via program website, and/or consultation with the program director.

Program of Study

Students who wish to complete the requirements for the undergraduate certificate in women and gender studies must take six courses: WOM 201 or 202, the introductory course; WOM 301 or 302, an advanced interdisciplinary seminar; and four additional courses chosen from among other gender- and sexuality-related departmental offerings in the program and across the University. Among these courses, at least one must be taken in each of three broad disciplinary areas: social science, humanities, and science. Students may take gender-related courses in their major departments for certificate credit. In addition, certificate students are urged to incorporate issues related to feminism, women, gender, and/or sexuality into their senior thesis.

Certificate of Proficiency

Certificates of proficiency in the study of women and gender are issued upon graduation to students who have completed the program and have met the requirements of their departments.

A list of gender-related courses across the University may be found on the program website. These courses may be used to satisfy the program's requirements with the director's approval.