Loyola University Maryland

Gender Studies

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Welcome to Gender Studies!

On this website you will find information about the requirements of the gender studies minor, what gender courses are offered at Loyola University Maryland, which faculty are involved in the program, resources for embarking on your own research or to learn more about feminism, and how to become involved in the club and Iota Iota Iota honor society.

Gender Studies Minor

The gender studies minor is an interdisciplinary group of courses anchored by a shared commitment to the study of how gender shapes our experiences. Students can take courses in a wide range of departments on campus to build a minor that fits with their interests and strengths.

Course topics include Latin American writers, psychology of women, sociology of sexuality, and women in global politics, among others.

The minor is designed to help students bring academic rigor and depth to their interests in gender and sexualities, and to help students identify connections between their own experiences and the gendered experiences of others throughout history and across cultural contexts.

Why pursue a gender studies minor?

Gender studies is helpful to careers and graduate work in law, writing and communications, public policy, non-profit organizations, education, government and service-oriented professions. It also complements and deepens the student’s academic major by adding a crucial dimension of the human experience.

Gender Studies News

We are offering 12 unique courses and a total of 15 sections of gender studies courses FALL 2017!  Click for the list of course offerings

New Course Coming Spring 2018: ML309: Gender, Peace and Justice in East Asia: Texts and Contexts

Gender Studies Faculty sign on to statement of support and commitment to student activists focused on racism on campus

New Faculty Scholarship

2016 has been a good year for gender and sexuality scholarship. New articles have been published by Dr. Mavis Biss, Dr. David Carey, Dr. Amanda Konradi.

National Women's Studies Association Internship

In 2014-2015, Angelica Puzio was an intern at the National Women's Studies Association,  located in Baltimore. They took her to the national conference, where she had the opportunity to meet and talk with bell hooks.

Student Research Fellowship

Kelly Keenan a French Language major, Gender Studies Minor, and Co-President of the Gender and Sexuality Studies Club, won a Student Research Fellowship to research “Narratives of Women in the Rwandan Genocide." She talks about her experience.

2016-2017 Tri-Iota Officers

Co Presidents

Kelly Keenan kekeenan@loyola.edu
Veronica Collazo vkcollazo@loyola.edu

Learn more about the club and honor society.