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

A Doctoral student in Mexican American Studies is conducting researchon Mexican immigrant women and their U.S.-born children to gather information on their lived experiences in the state of Arizona (USA). The Sessions will deal with topics related to the impact of immigration on both Mexican... read more
GWS 310 will be offered fully online Spring 2022. See the course description below for more information. Working with the assertion that "the personal is political" that emerged from Feminist of Color scholarship, this course will introduce students to transgender identity and politics through... read more
GWS Assistant Professor, Wanda Alarcón , was part of a recent Fenminist Magazine Program, with host Lynn Harris Ballen, talking with Cherie Moraga talking about the upcoming 40th anniversary of This Bridge Called My Back (at Las Maestras Center at UCSB). Dr. Alarcón was chosen to co-host this... 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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