Gender and Sexuality Studies is a relatively new field of study that seeks to correct institutional neglect, denial and devaluation of the study of women and gender in higher education. For students, this means learning how assumptions and policies regarding gender, race, class, sexuality, ethnicity, physical ability, nationality and other social dimensions shape the material conditions of men’s and women’s lives all over the world.

The curriculum is designed to focus students on the relationship between feminist theories and women’s activism throughout history. Gender and Sexuality Studies graduates are equipped to work in any field or profession where analysis and action are integrated.

Core Faculty

Affiliated Faculty


Danielle Roth-Johnson, Ph.D.
Director, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Office: CHB-B 419
Phone: 702-895-1024