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Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies at Colby is committed to feminist anti-racist scholarship and research. We offer interdisciplinary classes that are intersectional and transnational, with commitments to critical race and critical caste scholarship, queer theory and queer of color critique, masculinity studies, the social construction of gender and processes of representation, indigenous feminisms, and transnational activisms. We stress multidisciplinary methods in our coursework and provide “real world” application of WGSS knowledge—from writing grant proposals to reading alternative archives.
Our “core courses” taken by majors and minors in WGSS consists of Introduction to Women’s Studies, Feminist Theories and Methodologies, and the Senior Seminar capstone course. We add new electives each semester, but some student favorites include Queer Theory, Critical Race Feminisms and Tap Dance, Gender, and Film.