Women and Gender

Women’s and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary field that examines gender as a social and cultural construction.While there are few strict rules about what Women’s and Gender Studies should be, there are a few characteristics that define the field:

  • Intersectional: While gender is a major focus of our courses, we are always attentive to the ways that experiences and identities vary depending on race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, gender expression, ability, nationality, age, and religion. At Augsburg, we are particularly committed to interrogating the connections and inequalities that exist not only in the US, but across the globe.
  • Interdisciplinary: We draw from the insights and contributions of many different academic disciplines, including history, English, sociology, political science, biology, and many more.
  • Research-driven: Though Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies is inherently political, it is also based on decades of research across many fields of study. Our research methods are quite diverse, including surveys, film analyses, ethnographies, oral histories, literary analyses, and even instant messenger interviews.
  • Activist: At the heart of Women’s Studies is the firm belief that academic analysis must be connected to our actions. In this way, Women’s Studies is deeply connected to Augsburg’s commitment to be involved with the Twin Cities community and with the broader world.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Women and Gender

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