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About Us

Institute for Women's StudiesThe University of Georgia Institute for Women’s Studies provides a feminist interdisciplinary perspective on women and gender. Administratively a program in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Women’s Studies cooperates with departments of all schools and colleges of the University in developing its curriculum and programming.

History of Women's Studies at UGA

Traditional academic disciplines have devoted little systematic attention to issues of gender, race, class, and sexuality. In the past 40 years, feminist scholars have contributed to the reinterpretation of existing data and to the presentation of new knowledge about the diversity of women’s experiences. Through course work and outreach, the Institute for Women’s Studies offers students an opportunity to explore women’s lives in global and multicultural contexts.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Institute for Women's Studies is to foster the interdisciplinary study of women and gender, and provide, through teaching and research, information on the complex ways knowledge, experience, and social systems are shaped by gendered norms and assumptions. Our teaching and research emphasize gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, class, age, sexuality, and different abilities as categories of analysis.

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