Gender and Women's Studies
The Department of Gender & Women’s Studies at CSUN emphasizes interdisciplinary, cross-cultural and transnational studies with a focus on gender.
It includes course work in feminist theories, women and social movements, transnational feminisms, women of color feminisms, decolonial and postcolonial feminisms, women’s economic conditions in the context of globalization and development, productions of women in the media and literature, queer studies, women’s health and masculinity studies.
The major and minor provide a background for various careers such as law, counseling and healthcare or advanced graduate degrees in fields such as Gender Studies, Women’s Studies, education, communication, political, cultural and media studies.
The Department of Gender & Women’s Studies would like to express its deepest concern with the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. We heard the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford and other witnesses of Kavanaugh’s history of sexual assault as a young man. As scholars of Gender & Women’s Studies we are very well acquainted with the epidemic of sexual violence against women, (including some men) that has been going on for a long time in this country. We know what they are talking about and that is why we trust and give credence to Blasey Ford’s testimony.
EOP is proud to host its annual Free Speech Event on October 25, 2018 Read more
Byron Hurt will focus on how hyper-masculinity in American popular culture normalizes male violence, how race, class, and gender oppression intersect, how homophobia and transphobia makes LGBT communities vulnerable to male violence, how positive male leadership and bystander intervention can end gender-based violence, and how to use cis male privilege to ally with women and girls to create shifts in male culture. Read more
This year, at the 13th Biennial Phenomenal Woman Awards, we will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Gender and Women’s Studies Department, and the 45th anniversary of the CSUN Women’s Research and Resource Center. The Phenomenal Woman Awards event celebrates women who have made outstanding contributions to our community through their scholarship, activism, and commitment to excellence. It also allows the Gender & Women’s Studies Department to raise funds to Read more