Gender and Women's Studies

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Gender and Women's Studies

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About Us

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. 

Upcoming Events

EOP Free Speech Event

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:30pm

EOP Free Speech Event

EOP is proud to host its annual Free Speech Event on October 25, 2018 Read more

Locker Room Talk...Or Toxic Masculinity? featuring Byron Hurt

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 2:00pm

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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

13th Biennial Phenomenal Woman Awards

Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Phenomenal Women Award

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