Women’s and Gender Studies Minor

Women's & Gender Studies

Hartwick’s women’s and gender studies minor fosters a new way of looking at important issues.

The women’s and gender studies minor familiarizes students with the scholarship on gender that has developed in almost every academic field over the past three decades, transcending disciplines and challenging traditional ways of teaching and conducting research.

Where a background in women’s and gender studies can take you.

The minor addresses challenging androcentric bias in thought, language, and social and intellectual systems; rethinking central Western dualisms (e.g., mind/body, subject/object, thinking/doing).

A closer look.

Students learn to critique all forms of oppression, including class, race, sex, sexual-affectional preference, first-world/third-world violence, militarism, ecological destruction, political inequality, and hierarchies of power.

Beyond the basic.

Like all Hartwick students, women’s and gender studies minors learn by doing. They study in small classes with expert faculty. They travel the world. They get ready for meaningful careers and interesting lives. They thrive.

Putting women’s and gender studies to work.

Women’s and gender studies minors are employed in wide variety of interesting fields, and many go on to study at the most prestigious graduate schools in the nation.

Meet the women’s and gender studies faculty.

Laurel Elder
Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., The Ohio State University
Areas of expertise:
American politics with a particular focus on public opinion and voting, political parties and elections, and the politics of race, ethnicity, and gender.
Karina Walker
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany
Areas of expertise:
Spanish peninsular literature: baroque, twentieth, and twenty-first-century narrative, poetry, and film. Spanish cultural studies, women’s, gender and sexuality studies, translation and interpretation.


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