Santa Clara University

Women's & Gender Studies Program
“Being a WGST minor has not only opened my mind to issues that affect me everyday, but has also given me the tools to empower myself and those around me. My experience in WGST courses have made me more aware, educated, articulate, and qualified to go into any field I choose.”
WGST Graduate, Class of 2007

Welcome to Women's and Gender Studies!

The Women’s and Gender Studies (WGST) Program is a multidisciplinary program that provides an integrated approach to understanding the social and cultural constructions of gender that shape the experiences of women and men in society. With its roots in social justice movements of the last three decades, the methods and goals of Women’s and Gender Studies support the University’s mission of education informed by both ethical and intellectual values. In addition to educating undergraduates in traditional classroom environments, the program pursues its goals by providing opportunities for civic engagement through internships, supporting faculty scholarship on gender issues across the disciplines, and presenting diverse co-curricular programming for the university.

 Check out the Critical Gender Studies Research Initiative Page!

Check out the video below to see the Feminist Action project that WGST majors Lena Son and Mirelle Raza produced for their Feminist Theory class with Dr. Sharmila Lodhia.

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