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.
Bradley University Hosts first Latinx Leadership Conference
This fall, Bradley University hosted its first Si Se Puede: Latinx Leadership Conference.
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.
Last day of classes for Fall Semester
12:00 AM - 9:00 PM