• <a href="/live/image/gid/72/width/650/86389_2020_Gender_Studies_Symposium_cochairs.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image86389"> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 500px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/72/width/500/height/479/crop/1/86389_2020_Gender_Studies_Symposium_cochairs.rev.1607126800.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/72/width/500/height/479/crop/1/86389_2020_Gender_Studies_Symposium_cochairs.rev.1607126800.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/72/width/500/height/479/crop/1/86389_2020_Gender_Studies_Symposium_cochairs.rev.1607126800.jpg 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(min-width: 501px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/72/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86389_2020_Gender_Studies_Symposium_cochairs.rev.1607126800.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/72/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86389_2020_Gender_Studies_Symposium_cochairs.rev.1607126800.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/72/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86389_2020_Gender_Studies_Symposium_cochairs.rev.1607126800.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/72/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86389_2020_Gender_Studies_Symposium_cochairs.rev.1607126800.jpg" alt="The 2020 Gender Studies Symposium cochairs at the keynote dinner." width="720" height="690" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/72/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86389_2020_Gender_Studies_Symposium_cochairs.rev.1607126800.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/72/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86389_2020_Gender_Studies_Symposium_cochairs.rev.1607126800.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="3067" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a><div class="hero-split_image_caption collapsable-caption"> The 2020 Gender Studies Symposium cochairs at the keynote dinner.</div>
  • <a href="/live/image/gid/72/width/650/86388_Gender_Studies_Symposium_-_Maggie_Nelson.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image86388"> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 500px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/72/width/500/height/479/crop/1/86388_Gender_Studies_Symposium_-_Maggie_Nelson.rev.1607125693.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/72/width/500/height/479/crop/1/86388_Gender_Studies_Symposium_-_Maggie_Nelson.rev.1607125693.jpg 2x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(min-width: 501px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/72/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86388_Gender_Studies_Symposium_-_Maggie_Nelson.rev.1607125693.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/72/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86388_Gender_Studies_Symposium_-_Maggie_Nelson.rev.1607125693.jpg 2x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/72/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86388_Gender_Studies_Symposium_-_Maggie_Nelson.rev.1607125693.jpg" alt="The Argonauts author Maggie Nelson was one of the keynote speakers at the 2019 Gender Studies Symposium. " width="720" height="690" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/72/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86388_Gender_Studies_Symposium_-_Maggie_Nelson.rev.1607125693.jpg 2x" data-max-w="1440" data-max-h="1380" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a><div class="hero-split_image_caption collapsable-caption"><i>The Argonauts </i>author Maggie Nelson was one of the keynote speakers at the 2019 Gender Studies Symposium. </div>

The interdisciplinary minor in gender studies examines formations of racialized ideas of gender, explores constructions of sexuality, and analyzes variations in gender systems through historical perspectives as well as through groundbreaking, emerging work. The minor provides you backgrounds in the tradition of gender analysis and feminism, offering you opportunities to engage with classics of the field. Courses in gender studies analyze images and vocabularies of gender expression that shape cultural representations, and explore how artistic production both conforms to and resists categories of gender and sexuality. The college’s global curriculum and overseas study programs encourage you to examine the intersections of gender, race, class, and other axes of power and identity in a variety of cultures. Finally, the minor engages you in the political and philosophical exploration of strategies for transforming coercive and unequal gender systems, and extends an expanded range of imaginative resources for the development of self and society.


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