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Women's and Gender Studies

Roosevelt University's Women's and Gender Studies (WGS) Program in Chicago emphasizes an interdisciplinary framework in which students explore and synthesize multiple perspectives on historical and contemporary issues concerning women, gender, and sexuality. This interdisciplinary approach stresses intersectional analysis of gender and sexuality in relation to race, ethnicity, class, culture, nationality, ability, and other factors that shape experiences, identities, cultural productions, and ways of knowing.   

Contact: Marjorie Jolles 
Associate Professor, Women's and Gender Studies  
Director, Women's and Gender Studies Program
Phone: 312-341-6592

Read the Spring 2015 WGS Newsletter!

The WGS Program Congratulates our annual Writing Award Winners!

Ashley Nesseler won the 2014/2015 Writing Award for her ethnographic paper on women, work, and class, written for the course WGS 306: Women, Social Class, and Social Policy taught by Professor Leslie Bloom in Spring 2015. 

Ashley Grace received an honorable mention for her paper, "Storyboards and the State: Public and Private Compositions of the Family" presented at the 2015 Symposium for Undergraduate Student Work. 

Rebecca Mendez received an honorable mention for her paper, "Yes I am Hairy: Towards Greater Bodily Sovereignty," presented at the 2015 Symposium for Undergraduate Student Work.

Annual WGS Social: Save the Date!

Join us for the Annual WGS Social on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 from 4:30-5:30PM in the Gender Justice Space (AUD670)

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