Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies

Opportunity

The Student Educational Policy Committee, or SEPC, is a student-faculty liaison group which provides faculty with student input on professors, candidates, curriculum, and other departmental issues. It also organizes social events within the department.

Building

Today the building provides attractive office space for faculty in the English, history, and gender, women's, and sexuality studies departments, smaller classrooms ideal for discussion, and a lounge.  

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Faculty who teach electives that count for the GWSS major and those faculty who have agreed to be advisers for the program:   *Denotes faculty who only advise GWSS majors who are also double majoring in their department Stephen Andrews Jenny Anger* Shanna Benjamin Vicki Bentley-...
Leslie Bean '13 I'm Leslie Bean, a double major in Biology and GWSS from New Orleans, LA. When I first arrived at Grinnell, I did not consider myself a feminist, even though I espoused feminist values in my everyday life. After taking my first Biology class, I knew I wanted to...
Upcoming Courses Spring 2015 Fall 2014 Current Courses Spring 2014 Course# Course Title Professor Category AMS235/ANT235 Anthropology of American Culture Gibel Mevorach B AMS395/ANT395 The Cultural Politics of Fashion Gibel Mevorach D ANT227 Mothers and Infants Bentley-...
Upon completing their second year at Grinnell, students in Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies are eligible to participate in the Colleges Mentored Advanced Project (MAP) Program. The following profiles of past student MAPs highlight the variety of topics that students can...
Resources for Students On-Campus Resources Student Groups and Library Resources related to Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies can be helpful for students interested in research, activism, or otherwise engaging with the GWSS curriculum. Feminist Action Coalition [fac] - The...
Primarily, the SEPC acts as a liaison to provide the GWSS Committee with student feedback on many elements of the program's operation, such as various internal professor reviews, curriculum design and program-sponsored events. Although only elected chairs attend monthly GWSS...

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“Americans born in the 2000s live as much as thirty years longer than their ancestors,” says Karla Erickson, sociology. Her young first-year students are already thinking about aging in her tutorial, Aging and Social Justice: A Time to be Born and a Time to Die.  They are...
  Studying abroad is not only for Grinnell foreign language majors. Just ask Vilma Castaneda ’14, a Sociology and Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies double-major from Washington, D.C., who studied in the Grinnell-in-London program in fall 2012. She loved London so much, she...
  Studying abroad is not only for Grinnell foreign language majors. Just ask Vilma Castaneda ’14, a Sociology and Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies double-major from Washington, D.C., who studied in the Grinnell-in-London program in fall 2012. She loved London so much, she...
Explore the issues surrounding marriage in modern America with a panel discussion on “Marriage Equality, Implementation, and What’s Next.” The panelists will discuss the U.S. Supreme Court rulings overturning the federal Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8,...
  In Kimberly McKee'€™s course Racialized Masculinities in the United States, students explore the intersections of race, class, and gender to understand the experiences of men of color living in the United States. They investigate the ways in which Latino, Black, and Asian...
  In Kimberly McKee'€™s course Racialized Masculinities in the United States, students explore the intersections of race, class, and gender to understand the experiences of men of color living in the United States. They investigate the ways in which Latino, Black, and Asian...
Explore topics that affect us all through the Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations, and Human Rights. Throughout its history, Grinnell has emphasized the importance of human rights and social progress, and encouraged the discussion of the public policies...

Group Info

In Grinnell’s interdisciplinary GWSS curriculum, you examine women, men, gender, and sexuality; study various cultures and historical periods; use diverse research methods; and understand how scholars apply feminist, queer, and intersectional theories. As a major, you take GWSS...
In Grinnell’s interdisciplinary GWSS curriculum, you examine women, men, gender, and sexuality; study various cultures and historical periods; use diverse research methods; and understand how scholars apply feminist, queer, and intersectional theories. As a major, you take GWSS...

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