Gender and Women’s Studies Program

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What We Do

Our program prepares graduates, future scholars and activists to understand, navigate and disrupt interlocking systems of oppression based on gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, social class, sexuality, nationality and ability.

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Program Director

Leslie Schuster

Jeffrey W. Farland
Higher Education Administration Assistant II

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Our students actively engage in interdisciplinary courses that centralize intersectional feminist perspectives and pedagogies and foster community. We have a vibrant, supportive community of learners whose voices and initiatives are integral to the planning of courses and events. We provide them with valuable, marketable skills and opportunities, including internships, that complement any course of study or career path. Many of our students go on to work in advocacy, social services, community development and government. We offer a B.A. and a minor in gender and women's studies and a minor in queer studies.


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Rhode Island College is an exclusive member of the Common Application. All students applying for undergraduate admission must complete the Common Application. This includes freshmen, second degree students, re-admits and international applicants.

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