Interested in feminism, gender theory, popular culture, politics, and activism?
Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) emphasizes the importance of diverse women’s experiences, and examines the complex interactions of gender with other parts of our identity, such as race, class, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, nation, and age. WGS studies sexualities and masculinities as well, in transnational and historical contexts. WGS stresses that gender is a constantly changing category that influences law, social policies, popular culture, and private life. Drawing on many disciplines, WGS seeks to understand gender roles in past and contemporary societies; gender, politics, and power; and the representation of women and men in the arts and humanities. Our faculty includes distinguished scholars and authors who have made important contributions to the study of gender, and sexuality, and several WGS students in recent years have won prestigious Fulbright Fellowships, to continue their studies abroad after graduation.
Outside of the classroom, WGS at Pace has a working relationship with a variety of non-profits that advocate on women’s and girls’ rights issues, as well as issues of concern to the LGBTQ community. We have partnered with the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women, Doctors Without Borders, and the National Organization for Women to create workshops and events for our students that expose them to the development of state policies that affect women and girls worldwide. Our students complete internships in many NYC nonprofits that help to build their professional skills and resumes. We offer courses in collaboration with Dyson’s Public Administration program to prepare students for careers in the nonprofit sector (courses in grant writing, non-profit management, etc.) working for organizations that serve women, children, and the LGBTQ community, or to further their education in law school or graduate programs.
Our program is interdisciplinary, so students can easily create a double major by combining WGS with a major in: psychology, English, political science, history, sociology/anthropology, and more. Our students can also take Public Administration courses such as “Grant Writing” or “Intro to the Nonprofit Sector,” earning credits towards a master's in public administration (MPA).
For more information contact:
Meghana V. Nayak, PhD
Women’s and Gender Studies Department Chair
New York City Campus firstname.lastname@example.org