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.


  1. Women's and Gender Studies students take on inequity in the city with class project

    Students in a Department of Women’s and Gender Studies introductory class could be changing the course of gender equity in Edmonton with their public policy project. Please click on the title above to see what Dr. Cristina Stasia is doing in one of her award winning classes.

  2. U of A Summer Course in Berlin with Dr Susanne Luhmann

  3. Spring and Summer 2015 Courses - Enroll Now

  4. Dr. Kristin Rodier on CBC

    Listen to Dr. Kristin Rodier discuss her doctoral dissertation on CBC Ideas. Judith Butler is also interviewed in this podcast. Please click on the title above for access.

  5. Relevant, Responsible and Radical: A Workshop on Conducting Social Movement Research

    Dr. Chris Dixon CAB 373 January 30th 2-5 pm Thank you so much for your interest and we look foward to seeing you there. Please click on the title above for full information.

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