Department of Gender Studies

Department of Gender Studies
Department of Gender Studies

A new look for the Department of Gender Studies! Pick up your free decal!

March 3, 2020

A message from Elaine Power, Department Head

I am delighted to share the new look for the Department of Gender Studies. 

This logo is a symbol of our mission, as articulated in the 2019-22 Department Strategic Plan (and included below).

Colored stripes are arranged in stylistic reference to LGBTQ+ pride flags, with the six colors coming from the Queen’s University coat of arms.  

The circle represents inclusion, togetherness, and that all of us – students, staff, faculty, administration – have a role in enacting the department’s mission.

The Queen’s Q centred on this background reminds us that our work begins here on campus. 

I invite you to pick up a free Gender Studies decal from the main office (MacCorry D508) and join us in promoting our new image.


Department of Gender Studies Mission

The Department of Gender Studies practices interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research, teaching, and programming that advance our commitment to social justice and social change.

We embrace an approach to gender that explores and challenges racism, capitalism, colonialism, (hetero)sexism, ableism, and other manifestations of power.

Our scholarship, activism and community work centre marginalized, alternative, and relational knowledges, span local and global contexts, and engage historical and contemporary perspectives.

Together we foster an accessible, culturally diverse, and transformative learning environment.