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Gender Studies

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.

Students interested in a Gender Studies Minor should contact the Director and/or one of the sponsoring faculty.

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.

 
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March 1st, 2017

  • 5:30pm: Tackling the Racial & Ethnic Disparity
    In this informational panel, come hear from Multnomah County DA Rod Underhill, Portland Police Chief Mike Marshman, and Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese about the policy changes they’ve made using data from the Racial and Ethnic Disparities (RED) report. Event is open to the public. Questions? Contact Sarah Fine at sfine@lclark.edu.

March 8th, 2017

March 9th, 2017

  • Image preview All Day: 36th Annual Gender Studies Symposium: Point of Access
    The 36th Annual Gender Studies Symposium will examine concepts of accessibility and dynamics of resource distribution in relation to gender and sexuality.  Our title this year calls attention to questions of who or what serves as a “point of access,” how points of access are determined, and whose needs are met.
    until March 10
  • Image preview 36th Annual Gender Studies Symposium: Point of Access
    The 36th Annual Gender Studies Symposium will examine concepts of accessibility and dynamics of resource distribution in relation to gender and sexuality.  Our title this year calls attention to questions of who or what serves as a “point of access,” how points of access are determined, and whose needs are met.
    until March 11

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