Women's and Gender History
WOMEN’S AND GENDER HISTORY
Students in this field of concentration will examine the nature of the construction of gender difference and transformations in gender identities across time. The field is comparative both temporally and geographically. It investigates both masculinity and femininity, and explores how gender interacts with other social identities such as class, race, nationality, ethnicity and sexuality in relations of power. The concentration analyzes the impact of gendered relations and gendered discourse on a broad variety of global and local contexts including international relations, imperial/colonial relations, politics, law, work, family, school, leisure, consumption, religion, and domesticity. Students are especially encouraged to acquire interdisciplinary skills by taking appropriate courses in other departments and programs, in particular the Gender and Women’s Studies Program.