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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: Ellen O'Brien
Associate Professor, Women's and Gender Studies and English
Director, Women's and Gender Studies Program
(312) 341-3723 or

Join Us for the Annual WGS Social!

Weds, Sept 10, 2014
4:30 to 5:30 PM
Gender Justice Space (AUD 670)

WGS minors and all interested members of the university community are invited to the annual WGS Social. This informal event launches the new academic year and brings together students and faculty for mingling, refreshments, and information about the upcoming year in WGS. Contact Professor Marjorie Jolles for more information: