The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies is a well-established university-wide, interdisciplinary program housed in the Faculty of Arts. We offer approximately 20 courses in the program itself, and students are able to obtain credit in courses offered in a number of other departments on campus. You can earn a BA Honors in Women's and Gender Studies, a combined Honors degree in Women's and Gender Studies with another subject. You can declare a Major or a Minor in Women's and Gender Studies, or you can just take a course in a topic that interests you.
The Department hosts a lively feminist research speakers series and a yearly annual lecture. We also sponsor and co-sponsor a variety of events both on campus and in the wider community.
Core faculty conduct research in the areas of feminist legal studies, gender and development, gender and immigration, sexuality studies, feminist theories of food, feminist philosophy, gender and medieval history, women and religion, visual culture, and memory/trauma studies. In addition, the program draws from a strong, broad-based community of feminist scholars across the University. Faculty members formally affiliated with the program work in the fields of rehabilitation medicine, physical education and recreation studies, philosophy, history, human ecology, business, sociology, visual arts, law, native studies, and modern languages.
Photoshop with a Scalpel: Relations between Digital Imaging and 'Designer Vaginas.' by Dr. Merideth Jones, University of Technology, Sydney, Austrailia.
February 14, 3:00-5:00pm, CAB 265
We will have a cupcake and pink grapefruit juice reception after the talk (in the same room) - courtesy of Cressida Heyes.
Please click on the title to view the poster.
Too Close For Comfort: an art installation by Cara Seccafien and Morgan Melenka
Feminist Exhibition Space
1-02 Assiniboia Hall
Beds are sites of violence and pleasure, dream and dread, they are, as Seccafien and Melenka describe them, at once “the domain of privacy” and objects that “carry the baggage of social control.” In their collaborative art project structured around an imaginary marketing scheme for used mattresses, Seccafien and Melenka elicit the complex fantasies and anxieties associated with beds.
Too Close For Comfort is on view weekdays until December 20, 2013.
A vigil has been set up in Engineering Quad to honour the anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique Massacre, in which fourteen women were singled out for their gender and murdered, to acknowledge and remember continued daily gendered violence.
Visit the Ice Vigil outside in QUAD from Dec 2-6.
Come around 12 on Dec 4 to enjoy free hot chocolate and take time to reflect on this act of violence and the ongoing acts of violence that happen everyday.
This event is hosted by:
Feminists at the U of A
Engineers Without Borders