The Women Studies program offers students an interdisciplinary approach to the study of feminist perspectives and voices, and provides a forum for students to develop and articulate their own experience. Courses in the program address issues in three basic areas: women in history and politics, women in science and society, and women in language and the arts.
The minor includes five core courses and additional electives for a total of 30 credits. Students are expected 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. Close advisement is recommended, as new courses may apply to this minor.
Women studies minors are required to register with the Women Studies office. For program advisement, contact the Women Studies office, Miller Hall 415C, phone 360-650-3534.
KATHRYN ANDERSON, Fairhaven. American women’s history and politics, gender and communication, women’s oral history.
KRISTEN ANDERSON, Sociology. Gender and society, the family in society, domestic violence and the criminal justice system.
JEANNE ARMSTRONG, Library. Gender studies, postcolonial theory and comparative cultural and literary studies.
BIDISHA BISWAS, Political Science. Diaspora politics, international relations, ethnic and civic conflicts, terrorism.
KAREN BRADLEY, Sociology. Gender and education.
MARIA CHAVEZ, Anthropology. Latin America women with an emphasis on Central America women, Mayan indigenous women.
BARBARA COLLAMER, Psychology. Gender issues, learning and cognitive development, adolescent development.
LESLIE CONTON, Fairhaven College. Cultural anthropology (transpersonal/ applied), cross-cultural healing, sex roles, consciousness and creativity.
SUSAN CONSTANZO, History. Russian women’s history and culture.
DAWN DIETRICH, English. Literature, technology and gender, feminist film theory, performance studies.
MARIE EATON, Fairhaven. Lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgendered issues in education.
ANNA EBLEN, Communication. Gender and language, women and communication.
PATRICIA M. FABIANO, Prevention and Wellness Services. Women’s health, gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered health, social and political determinants of health.
DEBORAH KIRBY FORGAYS, Psychology. Psychology of women, women and health, gender assessment across cultures, the experience and expression of anger in women.
ALLISON GIFFEN, English. Early 19th century American women writers and American women poets.
CAROL GUESS, English. Lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgendered 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.
DANA JACK, Fairhaven. Gender issues in cultural contexts, including women’s psychology, depression, eating disorders, anger and aggression in women.
CAROL JANSON, Art. Women in early modern European visual culture, representing gender and sexuality in myths, the role of women in museum culture.
KATHLEEN KENNEDY, History. American women’s history, women and American politics, the history of sexuality.
KEVIN LEONARD, History. U.S. West, Pacific Northwest, lesbian/gay/bisexual/ transgendered studies.
ARLEEN LEWIS, Psychology. Gender roles and behaviors, family counseling.
ANNE LOBECK, English. Language and gender.
JEN LOIS, Sociology. Gender and society.
MARY JANELL METZGER, English. Feminist theory, 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 studies. Introduction to women studies, lesbian/gay/ bisexual/transgendered studies, creative writing, feminist theory.
RAQUEL MONTOYA-LEWIS, Fairhaven. Social constructs; ethnic, racial, and cultural identity
CYNTHIA MOULDS, Women studies. Introduction to women studies, gender and globalization, transnational feminism.
LISA MOULDS, Women studies. Service learning, introduction to women studies.
CAROLYN NIELSON, Journalism. Diversity, mass media and social change as it relates to women’s lives.
SHIRLEY OSTERHAUS, Fairhaven. 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.
DEBRA J. SALAZAR, Political science. 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 gender identity.
LINDA SMEINS, Art. Feminist art theory.
MIDORI TAKAGI, Fairhaven. Race, class and gender, comparative studies of women of color.
SHURLA THIBOU, Women studies. Women and literature, Caribbean women, women and the prison industrial complex.
KATE TRUEBLOOD, English. Women and literature, creative writing.
NANCY VAN DEUSEN, History. Women and gender in Latin America.
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.
KATHLEEN YOUNG, Anthropology. Cross cultural gender roles.
Women Studies Minor
Women Studies Courses