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Women’s and Gender Studies Program

College of Arts & Sciences

200 Foust Building

336/334-5673

http://wgs.uncg.edu

Coordinating Council Members

Katherine Jamieson, Director, Women’s and Gender Studies Program; Department of Kinesiology

Leila Villaverde, Director of Graduate Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies Program; Department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations

Danielle Bouchard, Assistant Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies Program

Nadine Ehlers, Visiting Assistant Professor, Women's and Gender Studies Program

Elizabeth Chiseri-Strater, Department of English

Ann Dils, Department of Dance

C. P. Gause, Department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations

Mary Ellis Gibson, Department of English

Diane Gill, Department of Kinesiology

Catherine Holderness, Master of Business Administration Program

Jeanne Irwin-Olson, Wellness Programs, Student Health Services

Karen Kilcup, Department of English

Tracy Nichols, Department of Public Health Education; Center for Women's Health and Wellness

Hephzibah Roskelly, Department of English

Carisa Showden, Department of Political Science

Paige Hall Smith, Department of Public Health Education; Center for Women's Health and Wellness

Jacquelyn White, Department of Psychology

Faculty members affiliated with the Women’s and Gender Studies Program are housed in departments throughout the College of Arts and Sciences and the Schools. Interested students should contact the program director, Katherine M. Jamieson.

Mission Statement

The central mission of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program is to use gender, along with race and class, as a category of analysis, to help students investigate the role that gender plays in our history, art, politics, education, sports, health, and family. The Program grew out of the limitations that instructors perceived in the liberal arts curriculum as it was traditionally structured, with its overwhelming concentration on the perspective of privileged men. The Program addresses issues of neglect, omission, and bias in curricula while honing those critical thinking skills vital to a liberal education. With the assistance of the community-based Friends of Women’s and Gender Studies, the program sponsors visiting scholars, lectures, films, and conferences devoted to the advancement of women’s and gender studies.