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Gender Studies

Mission Statement

The Gender Studies Program at Monmouth University critically investigates gendered power relations in all fields of social life, popular culture, and the arts through exciting course offerings and relevant campus events.
We support the rigorous examination of the social construction of gender in various cultural and historical contexts and encourage students to become keen analysts of how gender inequalities in a range of domains intersect with other structures of advantage and disadvantage, such as race, class, nation, and sexuality.
In so doing, we aim to equip all students with critical thinking skills essential to effectively bring about positive changes in a world deeply impacted by gender injustice.

Gender Studies Program Bylaws are available by request of the Gender Studies Director.
Faculty members wishing to become an Affiliate of the program are asked to submit a letter of interest to the Gender Studies Director.

Topics explored include:

  • Institutional diversity
  • Rape culture
  • The pay gap
  • Patriarchy
  • Masculinity
  • Intersectionality
  • Critical race studies
  • Children and family
  • Porn culture and sexual objectification
  • Transgender politics
  • Sexuality
  • Women’s history
  • Feminist theory
  • Social justice