Welcome from the Director
Welcome to Women’s and Gender Studies at Texas A&M University, an interdisciplinary program with a diverse faculty representing all of the departments in the College of Liberal Arts and several departments outside our college. Our program offers a major, minor, and a graduate certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies.
Our faculty members conduct research and offer courses on a variety of themes pertaining to women’s lives and the study of gender in relation to health, queer theory, film, religion, language, social movements, science, and the workplace. We have over fourty-five affiliated faculty members with research areas in masculinity studies, transnationalism, language development, politics, and performance. These research areas translate into a wide range of exciting course offerings at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
Our students enjoy learning in small classes and developing close mentoring relationships with their professors. Our graduates have gone on to law school and graduate school. They have become journalists and entrepreneurs. In all cases, they have applied their interest in gender studies to their life and learning beyond their education here at Texas A&M.
This year—2013—marks the 50th anniversary of the admission of women students to Texas A&M. We are planning several events next fall to honor that important event. Check back later this spring to see what fall events are on our schedule!
From the Dixie Chicks and Lady Gaga to films directed by Bergman to the politics of breast-feeding, our program offers an exciting opportunity to learn with and from a diverse faculty and an engaged set of students. We are located on the 3rd floor of Bolton Hall, which sits just beyond the Century Tree. Come visit us, meet our faculty, and see what we have to offer you!
Claire Katz, Director