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.
An American film critic, a British intellectual, and a Peruvian bear walk into a bar… Public talk by Dr. Daniel McNeil (History, Carleton University), prominent historian and cultural theorist. He addresses the public intellectual work of notorious American film critic Armond White and celebrated British intellectual Paul Gilroy. November 20, 12:30 pm, 2M70, University of Winnipeg. Read more >
Essential Breakthroughs: Conversations About Men, Mothers, and Mothering New publication co-edited by Dr. Fiona Green (WGS Professor, Associate Dean of Arts, University of Winnipeg) and Gary Lee Pelletier (Ph.D. candidate in the Gender, Feminist, and Women’s Studies Graduate Program at York University).Read more >