Mar 21, 2018  
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018

Women and Gender Studies

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: School of Arts and Sciences

About the Department

The department of Women and Gender Studies focuses on the critical examination of gender, class, race, dis/ability, sexuality, and nationality as intersecting dynamics of social and identity formation. Our mission is to:

  • Educate students about the principles, theories, and concrete applications of these critical analyses.
  • Encourage students to examine the complex ways in which the social formations of sexuality, gender, race, class, national origin, dis/ability, and sexual orientation shape human experience and produce structures of power and inequality.
  • Re-examine in curriculum and scholarship the historical record to make visible the experiences and contributions of disenfranchised groups across historical and social locations.
  • Connect academic work with social and political realities outside the university; enhance students’ understanding of and resistance to structures of inequalities; and link research, teaching/learning, and activism.

Through its broad interdisciplinary research and curriculum, the department of Women and Gender Studies promotes transformative practices in research, creative work, pedagogies, and local/global partnerships. Our faculty is an interdisciplinary group of scholars whose research, teaching and advocacy work focuses on the relationships between these forces, drawing from women, gender, and feminist studies; ethnic and critical race studies; LGBT and queer studies; disabilities studies; as well as the study of nationalism and class. 

Programs and Courses

Programs and Courses in Women and Gender Studies  

Administration and Faculty

Lisa Steadwell, Administrative Assistant
1717 West
(212) 772-5680
Web site:


Core Faculty

Catherine Raissiguier, Professor, Chair and Adviser
1715 West

Jennifer Gaboury, Lecturer and Adviser
1716 West

          Rupal Oza, Associate Professor
          1718 West

Deborah Tolman, Professor

Affiliated Faculty

Women and Gender Studies Faculty  

HEGIS Code: 4903

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: School of Arts and Sciences