Dr. Wendy L. Becker
- Associate Professor
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.
Jeffrey W. Farland
Higher Education Administration Assistant II
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.
Students develop valuable professional skills that employers seek - writing, critical thinking, research, public presentation, and leadership skills – and that apply to a variety of professions. But there are many reasons to join the program.
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Why Gender and Women's Studies?
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.
V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls.
Victoria Threshier, a 2022 graduate with cum laude honors, is the new LGBTQ+ advocate at Sojourner House.