The Program for the Study of Women and Gender examines gender, race, class and sexuality as important and simultaneous aspects of social worlds and human lives. This examination requires inquiry into the construction and operation of power relations, social inequalities and resistances to them in both national and transnational contexts.
We understand that the terms "women," "gender", "feminism," "queer," "masculinity" and "transgender" are politicized. As categories of analysis, they help reveal how subjects become racialized, sexualized, gendered and class-located. Study of Women and Gender Department Website