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Women, Gender and Sexuality

The Department of Religions and Cultures supports research, teaching, and student projects in the area of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Undergraduate courses include rich offerings (such as, "Religion and Sexuality," "Goddesses and Religious Images of Women," and "Witchcraft, Magic, and Religion"). Graduate students can draw from coursework and guidance of faculty with great expertise and research in the intersections of feminist, queer studies and religion.

In addition, the Department hosts a monthly Women, Gender and Sexuality (WGS) Seminar that attracts students and faculty from other local universities. This seminar brings world-class faculty to present their research in the department. Recent visitors include: Isabelle Clark-Decéc (Princeton); Robert Orsi (Northwestern University); Caroline Walker Bynum (Emerita Columbia); Joan Wallach Scott (Institute for Advanced Studies); and Melissa Wilcox (University of California, Riverside). In 2019-2020, our topic is "Biopolitics".

For more information about the Seminar, contact Dr. Leslie Orr.

Erechtheion, Athens, Greece. Photo by Carly Daniel-Hughes, Faculty member
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