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Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary field that examines the biological, social and cultural construction of femininity, masculinity, sexuality and the ways we locate ourselves within gender systems. Interacting with factors such as race and class, gender structures the activities into which we enter in all aspects of life.
One of the highlights of the spring semester is the annual Gender Studies Symposium, organized by a committee of students, with support from faculty and staff.
The Program Minor
A minimum of 24 semester credits, distributed as follows:
At least 16 credits applied to the minor cannot be used for another minor or major program. In addition, at least four of the courses for the minor must be taken at Lewis & Clark.
Students interested in a Gender Studies Minor should contact the Director and/or one of the sponsoring faculty (a current list is available on the website). It is recommended that students plan early (by the end of the sophomore year) for this minor to ensure that they can schedule the required courses and the electives of their choosing.
March 5th, 2015
4:00pm - 5:00pm:
Change or Charity? Exploring the Potential Unintended Consequences of Doing Good
When many of us see individuals struggling or widespread social problems, we are compelled to intervene. What happens, however, when we don’t utilize a critical lens to examine the potential unintended consequences of our well-intentioned actions? This interactive workshop will interrogate the differences between charity and change. Together, we will develop best change practices for social justice advocates and activists.
March 7th, 2015
50th International Fair
Come celebrate cultural diversity with food and performances from around the world!
Brunch: 11am - 1pm
Show: 2pm - 4pm
March 11th, 2015
34th Annual Gender Studies Symposium March 11-13, 2015
The 34th Annual Gender Studies Symposium will explore a dual theme, illuminating the many ways in which gender and sexuality shape the foundational processes of production and consumption—and vice versa.until March 13
Gender Studies Symposium Panel: Women, Work and Health in South Asia
Lamia Karim, associate professor of anthropology, University of Oregon, “’Learning to Labor’: Female Factory Labor in Bangladesh”Jennifer Aengst, adjunct professor of anthropology, Portland State University, “Producing Contraception: Choice, Trust, and Women’s Work”
Melissa Tennyson, instructor, Portland Community College, “Female Domestic Labor in Bangladesh”
Gender Studies Symposium, Keynote Presentation: Inderpal Grewal
Keynote Presentation: Towards a Feminist Critique of the Advanced Neoliberal Security State
Inderpal Grewal, Yale University professor, scholar of transnational/postcolonial feminisms, globalization, and human rights