Women’s & Gender Studies Program
Women’s and Gender studies is an interdisciplinary field of study which takes gender as its central category of analysis. It focuses on the social construction of gender identity, gender relations, and gender systems, and explores the intersections of gender with other categories of identity. The primary objectives of women’s and gender studies are:
- to integrate knowledge about women and gender into the scholarship of various disciplines and professions across the university by promoting student engagement with feminist discourses and practices;
- to understand that gender is foundational to the functioning of social, cultural, economic, and aesthetic systems;
- to understand that gender always intersects with multiple and complex categories of identity, including race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, and nationality;
- to understand representations and realities of gender in local, national, and global contexts;
- to promote social justice and gender equality by creating connections between the classroom and the community.
Fall Start Smart Event
Please join us for the fall Start Smart Event September 26.
I Witness: Activist Art and Social Movement Politics
The Bradley University Women’s and Gender Studies Program, in collaboration with the Bradley University Art Galleries, will host the exhibition I Witness: Activist Art and Social Movement Politics at the Heuser Art Center and Hartmann Center Gallery, August 8 – September 23.
Women's and Gender Studies holds Senior Celebration
Bradley Women's Studies faculty, staff, and students came together at our annual Senior Celebration to honor our graduating seniors.
Fall Recess (Residence Halls remain open)
Robison Lecture-CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mid-term grades due from instructors via Acinquire before 3 p.m.