Gender Studies is a transdisciplinary department engaging students in the study of gender and the intersection of gender with other substantive categories of analysis and identity, including race, sexuality, class, disability, and nationality. Our curriculum offerings push students beyond commonsense accounts of gender to examine its complex constructions in our different historical epochs, in various cultural arenas, and varying global processes. Gender Studies engages with a wide variety of innovative approaches and methodologies, broad in reach - yet unified through a critical angle of vision.
Congratulations to Professor Brenda Weber! Her book Reality Gendervision received the Ray and Pat Browne Award for best edited collection. The award was given by the PCA/ACA (Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association).
Professor Marlon M. Bailey has won the Alan Bray Memorial Book Prize for Butch Queens Up in Pumps: Gender, Performance, and Ballroom Culture in Detroit. This prize is given for an outstanding book in LGBTQ studies in literature and cultural studies by the GL/Q Caucus at the Modern Language Association (MLA).
Alex M. Doty Memorial Award AnnouncementWe would like to congratulate Jennifer Smith, the 2015 winner of the Alex M. Doty Memorial Award!