We at the Department of Gender and Women's Studies stand with UA’s Institute for LGBT Studies to “vehemently oppose the continued attack on transgender rights. We stand in solidarity with our trans* family, friends, colleagues, and community and are committed to support movement toward inclusive education in Arizona, which encompasses trans* peoples’ right to participate in sports and athletic teams.”

  • The department also has a member-based community organization, the Women's Studies Advisory Council (WOSAC), that promotes and supports the students and faculty of the department and its activities.

  • GWS Faculty

    Gender and Women's Studies Faculty

  • Women's Plaza of Honor

    The Women’s Plaza of Honor publicly and permanently celebrates women who have made significant contributions to the history of Arizona or have enriched the lives of others.

  • Mamie's Journey

    The Mary Bernard Aguirre Professorship is awarded through the generosity of Rowene Aguirre-Medina and Roy Medina, and honors the career of Mary Bernard Aguirre.

Welcome to The Department of Gender & Women's Studies

The Department of Gender & Women's Studies at the University of Arizona stands at the cutting edge of interdisciplinary feminist research and curriculum.



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GWS News

Ruben Zecena will begin a tenure track position as Assistant Professor of English at Texas State University in the fall!
This is a highly competitive and prestigious award given to only 25 scholars…from over 200 applicants!   We are honored to have Kelsey as a member of our faculty. We are excited for the amazing scholarly project that this award will help to support. 
Our colleague and community member, Dr. Derrais Carter, has been awarded a prestigious NEH Fellowship Award to support his book project "Blaxpoitation! A Narrative History".  This honor is part of NEH’s Faculty Program for HSIs. These are extremely competitive, and according to the official awards... read more

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Department of Gender & Women's Studies
925 N Tyndall Ave
P.O.Box 210438
Tucson, AZ 85721-0438
Tel: (520) 621-7338
Fax: (520) 621-1533

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