Women’s Studies

Women’s studies is an interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and research that examines the life experiences of both women and men in the contexts of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, the nation, and their intersections. Drawing on various disciplines, including psychology, health, politics, history, culture and the arts, literary criticism, and anthropology, women’s studies permits the investigation of important questions via blending traditional academic areas and creating novel ones by incorporating social advocacy and developing new methodologies.

As a field, women’s studies originated to resist the cultural norm in academia that centered men as the model for all individuals regardless of gender. Since the 1960s, scholars, researchers, and practitioners have critically investigated the life experiences of women and gender. These pioneers offered new models from women’s ...

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