Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives

Interdisciplinary in nature, the Feminist Studies Program at Southwestern draws together faculty from across the university, offering courses in feminist theory, women’s history and literature, feminist art history, and queer studies alongside courses incorporating feminist and queer approaches to sociology, anthropology, theatre, and religious studies.

Our program provides a critical exploration of how prominent categories of difference—gender, race, class, sexuality, disability, age, religion and nation—are constituted, challenged and altered across time and place.