The Gender Studies BA Program

The gender studies program, which offers a major leading to the BA as well as a minor, examines gender using an interdisciplinary approach. Consisting of a variety of courses drawn from across the college, the program offers students the opportunity to study gender in a variety of historical periods and geographical areas using different academic, political, and feminist perspectives. The program equips students with reading, writing, research, and analytical skills that enable them to:

  • identify and analyze the links among gender, sexuality, identity, power, and social justice
  • identify and analyze intersections among gender and sexuality and other categories of difference, such as class, race, religion, nationality, and physical ability
  • situate gender and sexuality in broader historical and geopolitical contexts
  • write or otherwise present (depending on the field of study) analyses of gender and sexuality in specific visual, literary, and theoretical works
  • design and execute a senior project that demonstrates these competencies within a theoretical framework of gender and sexuality

Gender Studies Faculty (Board of Study)

School of Film and Media Studies:
Mary Kosut, PhD, New School for Social Research
Shaka McGlotten, PhD, University of Texas, Austin
Michelle Stewart, PhD, University of Minnesota

School of Humanities:
Laura Chmielewski, PhD, City University of New York Graduate Center
Tracy Schpero Fitzpatrick, PhD, Rutgers University
Rachel Hallote, PhD, University of Chicago
Paula Halperin, PhD, University of Maryland
Morris Kaplan, JD, Yale University
Lisa Keller, PhD, Cambridge University
Jane Kromm, PhD, Emory University
Elise V. Lemire, PhD, Rutgers University
Michael Lobel, PhD, Yale University
Gaura Narayan, PhD, Columbia University
Diana Reinhard, PhD, Temple University
Jennifer K. Uleman, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Louise Yelin, PhD, Columbia University

School of Natural and Social Sciences:
Shemeem Burney Abbas, PhD, University of Texas, Austin
Ahmed Afzal, PhD, Yale University
Karen Baird, PhD, University of Houston
Rudolf Gaudio, PhD, Stanford University
Chrys Ingraham, PhD, Syracuse University
Connie Lobur, PhD, Rutgers University
Suzanne Kessler, PhD, City University of New York
Wendy McKenna, PhD, City University of New York
Lisa Jean Moore, PhD, University of California, San Francisco
Rachel Simon, MFA, Sarah Lawrence College

School of Art+Design:
Nancy Bowen, MFA, Hunter College, City University of New York

Conservatory of Theatre Arts:
Lenora Champagne, PhD, New York University

Office of the Provost & Academic Affairs:
Bill Baskin, PhD, New School for Social Research (Associate Provost)

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