May 23, 2018  
2017-2018 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog

Department of Women's and Gender Studies

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  • Anupama Arora, Associate Professor of English & Women’s and Gender Studies
  • Elisabeth Arruda, Part-Time Lecturer in Women’s and Gender Studies
  • Courtney Beggs, Part-Time Lecturer in Women’s and Gender Studies
  • Heidi Berggren, Associate Professor of Political Science & Women’s and Gender Studies; Chair, Women’s and Gender Studies
  • Catherine Villanueva Gardner, Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies & Philosophy
  • Anna Kłobucka, Professor of Portuguese & Women’s and Gender Studies
  • Cristina Mehrtens, Associate Professor of History & Women’s and Gender Studies
  • Stephanie O’Hara, Associate Professor of French & Women’s and Gender Studies
  • Nishant Upadhyay, Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies

Faculty Affiliates

R. Thomas Boone Psychology

Dário Borim Portuguese

Magali Carrera Art History

Anna Dempsey Art History

Shari Evans English

Janet Fairbairn Design

Siegal Gottlieb Mathematics

Maureen Hall, Education

Memory Holloway Art History

Shannon Jenkins Political Science

Pamela Karimi Art History

Andrea C Klimt Sociology/ Anthropology

Lisa Maya Knauer Sociology/ Anthropology

Susan Krumholz Crime and Justice Studies

Christopher Larkosh Portuguese

Yoon Soo Lee Design

Teal Pedlow Psychology

Penn Reeve Sociology/ Anthropology

Robin Robinson Sociology/ Anthropology

Isabel P. B. Fêo Rodrigues Sociology/ Anthropology

Maria da Glória de Sá Sociology/ Anthropology

Viviane Saleh-Hanna, Crime and Justice Studies

Matthew Sneider History

Bridget Teboh History

Heather Turcotte, Crime and Justice Studies

Timothy Walker History

Tryon Woods Crime and Justice Studies

The field of Women’s and Gender Studies is interdisciplinary. Calling upon such fields as history, economics, psychology, health, music, literature, and visual arts, Women’s and Gender Studies encourages students to understand the position of women in society. The interdisciplinary nature of Women’s and Gender Studies fosters an active examination of varying influences upon women’s and men’s lives, such as race, class, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexuality and age. The Women’s and Gender Studies Department provides students an opportunity to think about the construction and influences of gender in contemporary society, to discover the historical factors that have shaped the current status of women from varying backgrounds and countries, and to explore paths to achieve equality for all people.

Core Major Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the historical, social, and political contexts of women’s movements and feminist thought
  • Explain feminist theories and apply them in critiquing and transforming one’s world

Concentration-Specific Learning Outcomes

Gender Studies: Identify and evaluate the social construction of gender and the ways gender intersects with other forms of identity

Politics, Justice and Policy: Explain the gendering of our socioeconomic and political worlds and the individual and collective components of social change

Cross-Cultural Inquiry: Identify, compare, and evaluate culturally and historically specific ideas of gender, sex, and sexuality

Arts and Letters: Apply a feminist perspective to the study of literature, history, and/or the arts.


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