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Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program offers students an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the formation of sex, gender, and sexuality as they intersect with structures of power including, but not limited to, race, class, ethnicity, nationality, religion, age, and ability. Courses in the program address three basic areas: women, gender, and sexuality in history and politics; women, gender, and sexuality in science and society; and women, gender, and sexuality in language and the arts.

The minor includes core courses and additional electives for a total of 30 credits. Students are required to earn at least a C+ in courses counting toward the minor.

Students may design a student/faculty-designed major through the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Procedures are available from the Department of Liberal Studies at Close advisement is recommended, as new courses may apply to this minor.

Students who wish to declare a minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies are required to register with the Director or Program Manager. For program advisement, contact Vicki Hsueh, Director, Arntzen Hall 405 (Mail Stop 9082), 360-650-2649, or Kim Kolb Ayre, Program Manager, Environmental Studies 603, (Mail Stop 9099), 360-650-3763.

Participating Faculty

KRISTIN ANDERSON, Sociology. Gender and society, the family in society, domestic violence and the criminal justice system.
JEANNE ARMSTRONG, Library. Women studies, comparative cultural studies, scholarly communication.
BIDISHA BISWAS, Political Science. Diaspora politics, international relations, ethnic and civic conflicts, terrorism.
KAREN BRADLEY, Sociology. Education, gender, cross-national research regarding women and higher education, organizations.
ANDREW BROWN, Performance Art, Fairhaven College. Performing gender and sexuality, queer of color critique, queer and trans performance and activism, transnational gender and sexuality, African gender and sexuality.
JOSH CERRETTI, History and WGSS. Local and transnational feminisms, memory, trauma, and violence in wartime.
MARIA CHAVEZ, Anthropology. Latin America women with an emphasis on Central America women, Mayan indigenous women.
ELIZABETH COLEN, English. Hybrid genres, experimental writing, ecopoetics, and literary collage.
BARBARA COLLAMER, Psychology. Gender issues, learning and cognitive development, adolescent development.
SUSAN COSTANZO, History. Russian women’s history and culture.
SHIRIN DEYLAMI, Political Science. Feminist and queer theory; post-colonial and Islamic thought; and gender and Islam.
JULIE DUGGER, English. Women writers, gender and genre, the romance novel.
MARIE EATON, Fairhaven College. Lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgendered issues in education.
LENA ERICKSEN, Psychology. Gender issues.
AMANDA EURICH, History. Gender, sexuality, and religion in early modern Europe.
ALLISON GIFFEN, English. Early 19th century American women writers and American women poets.
CAROL GUESS, English. Queer Studies, Creative Writing.
JOYCE HAMMOND, Anthropology. Cross-cultural women studies, gender in visual media and popular culture, gender and body, women’s folk arts.
PAM HARDMAN, English. Women’s literature, cultural studies, medical institutions’ treatment of women.
VICKI HSUEH, Political Science. Feminist political theory, political participation and gender, post-colonialism, ethnicity, and race.
HEMANI HUGHES, Communication Studies. Gender, media, and theory.
DANA JACK, Fairhaven College. Gender issues in cultural contexts, including women’s psychology, depression, eating disorders, anger and aggression in women.
LAURA LAFFRADO, English. Early U.S. literature and culture, U.S. women’s writing, women’s autobiographical writing.
JASON LIND, Communication Studies. Rhetoric, interpersonal communication.
ANNE LOBECK, English. Language and gender.
JEN LOIS, Sociology. Social psychology, emotions, gender, qualitative methods.
BAOZHEN LUO, Sociology. Family and life course, social gerontology, Asian/Asian American.
KELLY MAGEE, English. Creative Writing, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgendered studies.
KRISTIN MAHONEY, English. 20th and 21st century cultures, women and literature.
ED MATHIEU, History. German history, gender, and sexuality.
MARY JANELL METZGER, English. Feminist theory, globalization, women and literature.
BARBARA MILLER, Art History. Feminist art theory, contemporary women artists, and the representation of gender in modern and contemporary visual culture.
KATE MILLER, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Introduction to Women Studies, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgendered studies, creative writing, feminist theory.
HELEN MORGAN PARMETT, Communication Studies. Critical media studies, critical race theory, media production studies, gender and television, media, space & cities, branding, media & sport culture, cultural policy, and neighborhoods.
JUSTIN MORGAN PARMETT, Communication Studies. Rhetoric, interpersonal communication.
CYNTHIA MOULDS, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Introduction to Women Studies, gender and globalization, transnational feminism.
CAROLYN NIELSEN, Journalism. Diversity, mass media and social change as it relates to women’s lives.
SHIRLEY OSTERHAUS, Fairhaven College. Human rights and gender differences on a local and global scale.
NANCY PAGH, English. Gender and Pacific Northwest regional studies, women and environments, women and space.
SUZANNE PAOLA, English. Creative writing, women and literature.
RACHEL PAUL, Political Science. Women and politics.
LYSA RIVERA, English. Chicano/a and African American literature and culture, science fiction, literature and cultura.
BARBARA ROFKAR, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Women and globalization, Peace studies.
DEBRA J. SALAZAR, Political Science. Queer politics, social justice, social change, women and environmental politics.
KATHY SAUNDERS, Anthropology. Gendered aspects of technoscience, reproduction and kinship, cross-cultural sex and gender.
RAE LYNN A. SCHWARTZ-DUPRE, Communication. Rhetoric, mass media and postcolonial communication.
MICHAEL SLOUBER, Liberal Studies. South Asia history and culture, gender and sexuality.
TAMARA SPIRA, Fairhaven/American Cultural Studies. Transnational, de-colonial, and critical race feminist theories and praxis; queer of color and transnational sexuality studies and feminist critiques of militarism, prisons, and empires.
MIDORI TAKAGI, Fairhaven College. Race, class and gender, comparative studies of women of color.
SHURLA THIBOU, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Introduction to Women Studies, women and globalization.
KATE TRUEBLOOD, English. Women and literature, creative writing.
CHRIS VARGAS, Art. Time-based art, queer radicalism, transgender history, and imperfect role models.
VERONICA N. VELEZ, Education and Social Justice/Woodring and Fairhaven. Critical race theory and Latina.o critical theory in education, Chicana feminist epistemologies, politics of parent engagement in educational reform, particularly for Latina/o (im)migrant families, and participatory action and community-based modeals of research.
THERESA WARBURTON, English. Contemporary women’s literature, Native literature, women of color and indigenous feminisms, feminist theory, anarchist studies, social justice.
SARA WEIR, Political Science. Social and health policy, women and politics, feminist political theory.
CHRISTOPHER WISE, International Studies. Colonization/Post colonization and expected gender roles.
GREG YOUMANS, English. Film and media studies, documentary and experimental cinema, LGBTQ history and historiography, and queer and feminist theory.
KATHLEEN YOUNG, Anthropology. Cross cultural gender roles.
SARAH ZIMMERMAN, History. Africa, colonialism, women and gender.



    Undergraduate Minor


      Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies

      Courses numbered X37; X97; 300, 400 are described in the University Academic Policies  section of this catalog.

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