Women's and Gender Studies
Women's and Gender Studies promotes an intersectional approach to understanding social problems and phenomena. It pays special attention to the ways sex, gender, and sexuality are shaped by colonialism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and transphobia, as well as by constructions of difference based on class, (dis)ability, religion, ethnicity, and culture. Our unique department brings these perspectives to the university, and represents feminism in the academy. In our classes, students of all genders and sexualities learn about feminist movements to end sexism, exploitation, and related social oppressions. The department encourages diversity among its students and in its curriculum, and offers the means to contribute to social change.
Currently, there is a demonstrated need for people with a background in Women's and Gender Studies to take up work in such areas as social services, education, policy development, welfare, health care, counselling and therapy, law, media, advertising, public administration, finance, and management.
Channelling Wonder Wins Award 'Channeling Wonder: Fairy Tales on Television' (Wayne State University Press, 2014) receives the 2014 Recommended Title award! The Edited Book Awards are given annually by the Children’s Literature Association (ChLA) to recognize the contributions of outstanding edited collections of essays in children’s literature history, scholarship, and criticism. Congratulations to Dr. Pauline Greenhill & Co.! Click here for the full story. Read more >
Christina Hajjar nominated for the 2016 CBC Manitoba's Future 40 Christina is a student at the University of Winnipeg, working towards a Bachelor of Business and Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Women's and Gender Studies. She is a research assistant, a project coordinator, a social justice activist, and an artist. Click here to read her full profile on the CBC website. Read more >