Gender Studies at Queen's University
We, in the Department of Gender Studies, are committed to research and teaching that is interdisciplinary and highlights the ways in which feminism, anti-racism, queer/trans studies, and social justice are understood and articulated at the global and local level.
What is distinctive about Gender Studies at Queen’s University? Critical race plays a central role in our programs and all of our courses have critical race analyses as part of the intersectional lens to understand any topic.
Our faculty maintain a strong interdisciplinary, transhistorical and international focus on the cultural, economic, and political expression and representation of social justice. Our faculty are internationally recognized for their scholarship, particularly in the areas of:
• Activism and Alliance Building
• Anti-Colonial Thought
• Anti-Racist Feminisms
• Black Geographies
• Creative Emancipatory Work
• Ethnography and Qualitative Social Research
• Gender and Poverty
• Gender and Trauma in Memoir and Sequential Art
• Globalization, Work and Social Justice
• Indigenous Studies
• Popular Culture
• Queer Studies
• Transnationalism and Diaspora
A Gender Studies education provides you with the tools to be a leader in a wide range of occupations including: human services, social work, media, non-profit organizations, private businesses, advocacy, and the arts. It also provides a solid foundation for pursuing graduate degrees in law, medicine, education, public policy, public health, in addition to any of the social science and humanities programs.