Gender & Women’s Studies Department
With challenging courses, accomplished and accessible faculty, exciting extracurricular events, and a range of opportunities for students to participate in teaching and research, our students are among the best and most active on campus.
We Will Open a Whole New World for You!
Women and men are invited to major or minor, or satisfy your general education requirements with our courses
What Is Gender & Women’s Studies?
Gender and women’s studies explores gender across disciplines, and asks the question: “How does gender, as it intersects with race, class, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, and nationality affect people’s lives?”
For 30 years, the gender and women’s studies program has been asking and answering this question, critiquing traditional disciplines for their lack of attention to gender and supplying needed research to fill in the gaps.
Gender and women’s studies not only brings new perspectives to anthropology, history, sociology, literary analysis and other fields, but it also puts theory into practice.
Gender and women’s studies students and faculty continue learning about the gendered worlds we live in and acting on issues of social justice. We help actively rethink women’s pasts, enact our ongoing struggles and envision possible futures.
Gender & Women’s Studies Forum
Celebrating More Than 20 Years at SUNY Plattsburgh
Gender and Women’s Studies forum, established in 1981, began as a monthly speaker series held in the Angell College Center. Over the course of 24 years, we have featured students, faculty, professionals, community activists, visiting artists, musicians and scholars. Today, the forum has evolved into a combination of sharing of scholarship presentations featuring noted faculty and community members, as well as a special events series featuring nationally and internationally renowned speakers.
Recent guests were photographer Ellen Eisenman, internationally recognized feminist, international relations scholar Cynthia Enloe and world famous activist for transgender issues Leslie Feinberg.
Please contact Dr. Susan Mody at [email protected] for information about this semester’s schedule.
Gender & Women’s Studies Gazette
- Spring 2016 (1.57MB PDF)
- Fall 2015 (1.67MB PDF)
- Spring 2015 (8.1MB PDF)
- Fall 2014 (1.63MB PDF)
- Spring 2014 (480kB PDF)
- Spring 2013 (480kB PDF)
- Spring 2012 (978kB PDF)
- Spring 2011 (747kB PDF)
- May 2010 (812kB PDF)
- March 2010 (460kB PDF)
- October 2009 (1,482kB PDF)
- May 2009 (384kB PDF)
- March 2009 (288kB PDF)
- November 2008 (292kB PDF)
- September 2008 (314kB PDF)
Resources for Gender & Women’s Studies Students
- National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) — The association for scholars and students; NWSA puts out a newsletter and a scholarly journal and holds yearly meetings
- Library links:
- National Women’s History Project
- Know Your IX — How well do you know your rights in Title IX?
- RAINN — Good source of statistics. The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at (800) 656-HOPE
- End Rape on Campus — Survivor resources and leadership
- Planned Parenthood Federation of America — A leader in providing health care to women and ensuring reproductive freedom
- The Feminist Majority Foundation — Gateway to wide range of resources. The foundation aims to promote equality between women and men and to enhance feminist participation in public policy
- National Organization for Women — Legislative alerts and links to local chapters
- Independent Women’s Forum — From a conservative perspective
- Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) — WILPF is among the leaders in the drive to end war and its devastation on women and families
- Women’s Rights National Historical Park — Commemorates the the struggle for equal rights and the first Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, 1848