Due to COVID-19 safety guidelines, the Department of Gender and Women's Studies main office and building are closed effective 10 Sep, 2020 until further notice. The GWS office can be reached by voicemail at 520-621-7338 or by email at SBS-GWS@email.arizona.edu.

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

The Upper-Division Teaching Award recognizes superior and innovative teaching in upper-division undergraduate courses. One of the reviewers noted that, “Professor Galarte is a role model, delivers outstanding performance under challenging circumstances, and is demonstrably compassionate toward his... read more
Warmest congratulations to Gloria Negrete Lopez, Susana Sepulveda Ruben Zecena who each received a Bilinski fellowship for next year!!
The faculty and students at the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies stand united with the students of SOAR. Native faculty, staff and students on campus are especially affected by the comments made by President Robbins. These comments and the pervasive climate of macroagressive violence they... read more


Dr. Derrais Carter Awarded a Prestigious NEH Fellowship Award
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
GWS Main Office Hours starting 8/24/20
To comply with Returning to Work Spaces COVID-19 Guidelines, the Department of GWS, starting August 24, 2020,  will keep the following office hours: M: 9-12, T:  9-12, W: 12:30-3:30, T: 9:00-12:00, F: CLOSED. Please be aware that access to the building will be available only during office hours.   
ERNIE & JOE (Dir. by Jenifer McShane, 2019, USA, 96 mins., Not Rated)
Loft Cinema THURSDAY, JANUARY 16 AT 3:00PM | ADMISSION FREE Followed by a post-film discussion with director Jenifer McShane, film subject Joe Smarro, Judy Kowalick (NAMI Southern Arizona), and Richard Rhoads (Banner – University Medicine Crisis Response Center), Sabrina Taylor (Phoenix Police... read more
Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America
(Tom Shepard, 2019) Thursday, Feb 27, 7pm Loft Cinema / FREE In Person: Jen Gilomen, Producer and Director of Photography   UNSETTLED tells the stories of LGBT refugees and asylum seekers who have fled intense persecution from their home countries and are now resettling in the U.S. As new... 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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