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Gender & Sexuality

“We should indeed keep calm in the face of difference, and live our lives in a state of inclusion and wonder at the diversity of humanity.”George Takei, Actor/Director/Activist


This community offers a space for people who identify with or are interested in the diversity of human gender and sexuality, as well as with its trials and opportunities. Because our personal experience and upbringing play a role in how we view and define gender and sexuality, we have much to learn about how we can support each other to reach our goals based on our diversity. This community welcomes you to be yourself and learn about others in respectful ways.

The Gender & Sexuality Identity/Affinity Community brings together faculty, staff, alums, and community members who understand that the social production of gender is inseparable from that of sexuality, race, class, nationality, faith, ability, and other categories of difference. This community is designed as a safe space to explore, learn, reflect on, and support each student’s path during their academic development at Drew University. This community is here to help each student reach their goals to the best of their abilities.

If you are interested in participating in and/or supporting this community, please feel free to share your experiences, provide resources that may support students’ pathways to development, connect with students to offer insight and support, and inform the broader community of internships, community engagement, or job opportunities.

Women’s History Month: How It Started and How to Celebrate

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The month-long celebration is a chance to acknowledge women’s contributions to history, culture and society and has been observed annually in March since 1987 in the United States. Discover its history and how it is celebrated today by clicking HERE.

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Women’s History Month: Women of Color Whose Names You Should Know

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These 36 leaders in varied fields, broke both gender and racial barriers as they made history. While the list is  by-no-means-comprehensive, discover the stories of 36 women of color, past and present who made a positive impact on the world. …

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Hannah Faustmann Assistant Director, Center for Global Education Hannah Faustmann
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The 20 Best Financial Services Companies to Work For As Rated by the Women Who Work There (March 2021)

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Looking for a new job in financial services? Check our list of the most female-friendly employers in the industry, as rated by the women who work there.

InHerSight’s list of the best financial services companies for women is based on …

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Disabled LGBTQ+ Creatives Imagine a Better Tomorrow

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Artist of LGBTQ+ community, reflect on the intersectional nature of the disability justice movement through art and creative mediums. Meet a handful here and learn how the arts can express identity and understanding.

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Hannah Faustmann Assistant Director, Center for Global Education Hannah Faustmann
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The Origin of Gender

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Curious about the origin of gender? What is its history? How is it understood and defined around the world? Check out PBS’s YouTube series, Origin of Everything to learn more.

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Hannah Faustmann Assistant Director, Center for Global Education Hannah Faustmann
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Featured Resources

Women’s Scholarship

Don’t miss this scholarship opportunity from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) – Greater Wayne Area Branch!

Applications are …

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: (The applicant MUST meet ALL of these requirements.)

The applicant must:

1 – be a woman.

2 – …

Podcast: The Feminist Present

Interested in learning about feminism, from academia, journalism, activism and more? Check out the podcast from the Clayman Institute for …

LGBTQ+Terms and Symbols Glossary
The following is an insightful list of LGBTQ+ inclusive terms.
Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program
Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship …

New Courses and Special Electives

WGST 101 – Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies

An interdisciplinary course designed to lay the groundwork for the women’s and gender studies major and minor. Also appropriate as…

WGST 201/ PSCI 241/ Global Feminisms

Prof. Arango-Vargas
This course examines women’s movements internationally and globally. It explores the variations in constructions of sex, gender and gender difference…

WGST 310/ Contemporary Feminist Theory and Methodology

Prof. Kolmar
An interdisciplinary course focused on contemporary feminist theory. The objectives of the course are: first, to explore the broad range…

WGST 211K1/ Spirituality, Gender and the Media

Prof. Pechilis
The course examines the intersections of gender analysis, alternative spirituality movements and mass media in late Western modernity (1960s-present), focusing…

WGST 211/ANTH 206/ Anthropology of Gender

Prof. Arango-Vargas
A study of gender across cultures and of the key perspectives produced by anthropologists to analyze it. The course explores…