Santa Clara University


Critical Gender Studies Initiative

In keeping with the SCU mission to promote social justice, the Critical Gender Studies Research Initiative inspires, supports, and disseminates research that addresses systematic and structural inequities that are linked to gendered beliefs, practices, and environments. This interdisciplinary effort spans the humanities, social sciences, business, religious studies, ethics, and law. 

We sponsor programs to support faculty research that addresses gender as it intersects with other identity categories, such as disability, sexuality, race, class, and age. By sustaining a community of scholars and fostering research, we expand the possibilities for understanding gender in ways that promote equity, dignity, and social change.

Contact Information

Research and Faculty Affairs

500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

(408) 551-1817  phone
(408) 551-1873  fax