Department of Women’s and Gender Studies
208 Bowne Hall
Susann DeMocker-Shedd, 208 Bowne Hall, 315-443-3560, Fax 315-443-9221
Kal Alston, Himika Bhattacharya, Vivian M. May, Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Gwendolyn D. Pough, Minnie Bruce Pratt, Robin Riley
Women’s and Gender Studies integrates theory and practice with the aim of transforming social relations, representations, knowledges, institutions, and policies. Through interdisciplinary and comparative approaches, students engage in the study of gender intersectionally and transnationally as a means of understanding the complex ways that ideas and practices about gender, past and present, shape the world around us. Issues of justice, social and economic transformation, and women’s agency are central and at each level of study the curriculum emphasizes race, ethnicity, nationality, class, age, sexuality, and different abilities as categories of analysis.