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Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary field that focuses on interactions of gender with socio-cultural, economic and political phenomenon including but not limited to race, class, sexual orientation, (dis)ability and nationality; curricula that address men’s lives, masculinity and the lives of people who identify as a part of the LGBTQ+ community; and a wide range of feminist thought and practices.

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Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies

Frontiers is one of the premier publications in the field of feminist/gender studies, and its University of Utah editorial team is housed in Transform!

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Gender Studies offers a space for the study of a wide range of feminist thought and practices: theory and community-engaged learning; activism and professional development; lively debate and professional skill building.

Graduates work in various fields, including human services, law, social work, non-profit organizations, private business, the arts, health professions, and education. Those who pursue graduate degrees study in many disciplines, including English, Political Science, Social Work, Medicine, Sociology, Educational Administration, Law, Fine Arts, Anthropology, and Communication. Pursue your passions!

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Celebrating the first African and second woman in the British colonies to publish a book of poetry

On Sept. 14, 2023, join us at the Black Cultural Center to engage with Phillis Wheatley Peters’ complex life and even more complex legacy as the second Colonial American woman—and the first of African descent—to publish a book of poetry.

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Dean of School for Cultural and Social Transformation is named

University of Utah Provost Mitzi M. Montoya announced that Ruma Chopra has accepted an offer to serve as dean of the School for Cultural and Social Transformation.

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Reducing sexism and objectification on campus

Ana C. Antunes, an assistant professor of gender studies, answered some questions about the origins of sexism and objectification, the larger issues they are a part of and how students can thoughtfully engage in humor and flirting without harming others.

Whiteness in the Work of W. E. B. Du Bois

Dr. Ella Myers is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Gender Studies. In this interview, Dr. Myers shares details on her new book, “The Gratifications of Whiteness: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Enduring Rewards of Anti-Blackness.”

“My degree in gender studies is a tool in my skillset that I look forward to using in working towards my goals of having a positive impact on the world around me. I advise incoming and future students to take advantage of as many resources as possible! I’ll never forget the ways that my professors have shaped my identity and worldview throughout the years.
Mars Jacobsen, Class of 2021