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

 

Mission

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 Objective

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
• Colonialisms
• 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

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.