Department of Gender Studies

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Department of Gender Studies

Gender Studies at Queen's University

  • Students in GNDS 421 Gender and Poverty seminar

    Students in GNDS 421 Gender and Poverty seminar

  • GNDS MA students in their office

    GNDS MA students in their office

  • Margaret Little with GNDS 421 Gender and Poverty class

    Margaret Little with GNDS 421 Gender and Poverty class

  • Gender Studies, D wing 5th floor, South end of Mackintosh-Corry Hall

    Come find the Gender Studies Department, D wing 5th floor, South end of Mackintosh-Corry Hall


Our Mission

The Department of Gender Studies is committed to interdisciplinary, historical and transnational research and teaching grounded in feminist, anti-racist, Indigenous, postcolonial, queer, trans, and social justice studies. Gender Studies at Queen’s is distinguished by the central place that critical race frameworks occupy within our degree programs. All our courses, across levels and topics, incorporate critical race analysis as part of an intersectional lens. Students, faculty, and staff within Gender Studies are also immersed in scholarship and activism across local, national, and global contexts. There are four central pillars undergirding our curriculum: feminist theories and methodologies; postcolonial, Indigenous and diasporic communities; activism, social justice and political economy; and representation, art and literatures.

Our faculty members are internationally recognized for their scholarship in the following areas:

  • Activism and Alliance Building
  • Anti-Colonial Thought
  • Anti-Racist Feminisms
  • Black Geographies
  • Colonialisms
  • Creative Emancipatory Work
  • Critical History
  • Ethnography
  • Gender and Poverty
  • Globalization, Work and Social Justice
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Memory and Trauma
  • Popular Culture
  • Queer Studies
  • Transnationalism and Diaspora
  • Trans Studies

Your Future

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.

Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.

Kanien'keha (Mohawk):
Ne Queen’s University e’tho nońwe nikanónhsote tsi nońwe ne Haudenasaunee tánon Anishinaabek tehatihsnónhsahere ne óhontsa.

Gimaakwe Gchi-gkinoomaagegamig atemagad Naadowe miinwaa Anishinaabe aking

For more information on the history of this land, and why it is important to acknowledge this land and its people, please see this link to the Queen's Encyclopedia page: