At Emory & Henry, we see Women & Gender Studies as both an academic discipline and an opportunity to participate in the community.

This interdisciplinary field examines our cultural and biological understandings of gender and sexuality through a variety of theoretical lenses:  sociology, biology, psychology, literature, economics, political science, mass communications, and more. We explore significant questions: What does it mean in a culture to be “female” or “male”? Or neither? How do we understand sexual attraction and identity? How do we perform our masculine or feminine or non-binary genders in public and private?

But gender doesn’t exist in isolation. We also explore how gender intersects with race, class, region, and other aspects of identity. Gender is a fundamental category of analysis as we seek to understand the operations of power and inequality in society.

Degrees

  • Minor, Women and Gender Studies

    To examine the history and current status of gender issues, providing theoretical and practical experience in a variety of areas.

Student Research

  • <h4 class="lw_blurbs_title">Gender in the Corona Virus Era</h4><div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p><img width="611" height="342" alt="Graph of Women as essential workers." src="/live/image/gid/107/width/611/height/342/8313_Screen_Shot_2020-06-23_at_9.21.12_AM.rev.1592920625.png" class="lw_image lw_image8313 lw_align_left lw_block" data-max-w="1173" data-max-h="657"/></p><p> Students in the WGST 200 level class created a document on “Gender in the Corona Virus Era” to address the importance of injustices occurring. The project is intended to serve as an interdisciplinary outline of the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the struggles faced by women and other minorities every day. <a href="https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1TqFIySqXDPchwfSQsCM22AQTWR2oDXeGGh0kYAZo5z4/edit?usp=sharing" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">You can view the project here.</a></p></div>