• 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.

  • 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

It is about what Blackness means across continents, what it means to love Black women and the importance of creating art specifically for Black women and art that tells Black women's narratives. https://youtu.be/lNbRTLtFI94
Adam Geary, GWS faculty, for receiving a prestigious Reducing Time of Doctoral Degree (RTDD) Seed Grant from the UA Graduate College. Dr. Geary's project, "Designing a Comprehensive Examination Structure to Improve Time to Degree and Educational Outcomes", will investigate best practices and models... read more
Congratulations to Eithne Luibheid, Professor of GWS, for her research fellowship at the University of Texas (Austin).  Her work on borders, sexuality, and immigration is going to be supported by The Latino Research Initiative. This is part of Latino Studies at UTA, which is comprised by the Center... read more


Assistant Professor – Gender & Women’s Studies
Assistant Professor, Gender & Women’s Studies, The University of Arizona The Department of Gender and Women’s Studies [https://gws.arizona.edu] at The University of Arizona [http://www.arizona.edu] invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor, faculty position, with an expected... read more
GWS/SIROW Brown-Bag for 2018-2019
GWS/SIROW Brown-Bag Lunches Tuesdays, 12:30-1:30 GWS 100 Feel free to bring your lunch.    August 21:  Open House.  Come visit the GWS building and catch up with colleagues, make new friends. August 28:  Sally Stevens and Tamara Sargus SIROW,  “Juvenile Justice Initiative Project,” a research,... read more
Mary Bernard Aguirre Professorship
The Mary Bernard Aguirre Professorship is awarded annually to a GWS faculty member through the generousity of Rowene Aguirre-Medina and Roy Medina, and honors the career of Mary Bernard Aguirre. Applications accepted seasonally. Contact the Department email.  Please follow the link to Donate now... read more
 Join our generous donors in supporting our work You can support GWS! Any of the links below will take you a page on the UA Foundation website where you can make a direct and secure credit card donation to the selected fund. ... 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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