Weekly Newsletter from the UA Dept. of Gender & Women's Studies

Now Accepting Applications for the PhD and MA/JD!

Gender and Women’s Studies (GWS) at the University of Arizona stands at the cutting edge of interdisciplinary feminist research and curriculum. We feature a renowned faculty and offer highly competitive funding packages for PhD students.

•    Ph.D. in Gender & Women’s Studies
The Ph.D. program trains scholars and researchers in this dynamic, interdisciplinary field to produce original knowledge from a foundation in feminist theories, critical race and ethnic studies, and feminist and related social movements. Students also draw on the expertise of faculty in areas such as:

·         Feminist poststructuralist, postcolonial, Marxist, and queer theory

·         Chicana/o & Latina/o and Borderlands studies

·         Sexuality, Gender, and the Body

·         LGBTQ Studies

·         US Third World and Transnational Feminisms

·         Feminist Science, Technology, and Biomedicine Studies

·         Film, Literature, and Popular Culture

·         Digital Media/Digital Activism/Feminist Publishing

·         Feminist Pedagogy and Curriculum Development

•    MA/JD joint degree in conjunction with the James E. Rogers College of Law
The M.A./J.D. in Gender and Women’s Studies prepares students to practice law with an understanding of feminist theories, feminist and related social movements, and critical race and ethnic studies, as well as the interconnections of gender, law, public policy, and transnational economic and political processes.

The University of Arizona is located in Tucson, Arizona, a vibrant and diverse midsize city, 60 miles from the US-Mexico border, featuring a wide range of activist and cultural organizations. The university population is likewise diverse; it has achieved the highest proportion of underrepresented US minority graduate students of its peer (AAU) institutions. 


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