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: 

  1. 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;
  2. to understand that gender is foundational to the functioning of social, cultural, economic, and aesthetic systems;
  3. to understand that gender always intersects with multiple and complex categories of identity, including race, ethnicity, class, sexuality,  and nationality;
  4. to understand representations and realities of gender in local, national,  and global contexts;
  5. to promote social justice and gender equality by creating connections between the classroom and the community. 

Featured News

  • Faculty Spotlight-Dr. Jacqueline Hogan
    Sociology and social work professor Dr. Jacqueline Hogan teaches a number of courses that count for the women’s and gender studies minor, including Cross Cultural Perspectives on Gender and Comparative Family Systems.
  • 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.


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