Gender and Women's Studies Program

Welcome to Gender and Women's Studies  

We offer interdisciplinary programs with a range of courses for a major or minor or a graduate certificate in Gender and Women's Studies. 

We are open to undergraduate students from across the University, from the College of Arts and Sciences to Engineering and the School of Business.

Because gender and sexuality are fundamental to the ways men and women understand themselves, a major or minor in Gender and Women’s Studies can enhance practically any other field of study. It is a discipline that continually asks us to rethink history, culture and identity, and in the 21st Century it continues to transform scholarship and fundamental assumptions in all areas of the humanities, social and natural sciences, and the professions.

Check out our Spring 2017 GWS Newsletter! 

 

In the News! 

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GWS Programming Director, Dr. Shauna MacDonald was quoted in the Variety article: "Laura Ingraham, Shannon Bream Kick Off Post-O’Reilly Era at Fox News."

While having more women represented at Fox News, and in news more generally, is absolutely a positive development, the extent to which this will result in substantive content change remains to be seen,” says Shauna MacDonald, a gender-studies professor at Villanova University." 

Read the full article here.

 

Our Next Event!

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He Named Me Malala (FILM)

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27 AT 6PM

DRISCOLL AUDITORIUM

Approved ACS Cultural Event

HE NAMED ME MALALA is a portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. 

She is now a leading campaigner for girls’ education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund.  The film gives us a glimpse into this extraordinary young girl’s life – from her close relationship with her father who inspired her love for education, to her impassioned speeches at the UN, to her everyday life with her parents and brothers.

 

 


Contact Information

Catherine Kerrison, PhD
Director of Academics
Phone: 610-519-4675

Shauna MacDonald, PhD
Director of Programming
Phone: 610-519-4895

Joyce Harden
Administrative Assistant/ Events Assistant
Phone: 610-519-4640

Office: SAC 488
Email: gws@villanova.edu