About

The Women's & Gender Studies Program was established in Newark in 1970. Today, the program offers an Undergraduate Major and Minor, a Minor in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Studies, as well as a Graduate Concentration in Gender Studies. The Graduate Concentration is open to students enrolled in graduate programs in EnglishHistoryLiberal StudiesPolitical SciencePublic AdministrationGlobal Affairs, Criminal Justice, and American Studies.

How You Will Learn

Women's and Gender Studies courses provide a context for the study of gender that takes into account issues of race, ethnicity, class, ability, national origin, religion and sexual orientation. Students involved in the Women's and Gender Studies Program take classes ranging from core courses like Feminist History and Theory and the Politics of Sexuality to a range of Topics courses like Human Trafficking and Gender and the Media. Graduates of  WGS pursue careers in teaching, writing, public advocacy and many other fields.

Faculty

Jan Ellen Lewis

Jan Ellen Lewis

Former Dean of Faculty and Professor of History

Kimberly DaCosta Holton

Kimberly DaCosta Holton

Chair and Associate Professor

Mary Segers

Mary Segers

Professor

Jason Cortés

Jason Cortés

Associate Professor and Program Director, American Studies