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Welcome to the guide for Gender Studies!

I hope that you will find this guide a useful starting place for your research in Gender Studies. I have assembled a core collection of resources available through the Wayne State University Library System, as well as high quality, freely available web resources. This guide is a collaborative work-in-progress, developed with the suggestions and feedback from students and faculty in Gender Studies.

I am available for instruction to all levels of Gender Studies Courses, and welcome the opportunity to do so! Please contact me if you would like to schedule a session. I am also available by appointment to assist students and faculty with research related to Gender Studies.

Anne Hudson

Librarian Liaison for Gender Studies


Black History Month

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Gender Studies @ Wayne State University


The Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program provides an interdisciplinary undergraduate curriculum designed to give students the theoretical bases and methodological skills necessary for analyzing the historical, social, cultural, economic, and political dynamics that play out in the construction of gender and sexuality.

The program has four main aims:

  • To instruct students in the rapidly expanding scholarship within gender, sexuality, and women’s studies
  • To explore the multicultural and international contexts of the lives of women and members of the LGBTQ community and of constructions of gender and sexuality.
  • To introduce students to the social, cultural, economic, and political contributions of women and members of the LGBTQ community to the societies in which they live; and
  • To explore with students their individual investments in issues of gender and sexuality –past, present, and future – with an intellectually coherent curriculum.

In keeping with the interdisciplinary nature of the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program, its faculty come from many departments in the university, including: Africana Studies; Anthropology; Art History; Classical & Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; Communication; Criminal Justice; English; History; Philosophy; Psychology; Social Work; and Sociology.

The GSW Program offers both an undergraduate major (32 credits) and a minor (18 credits).

Students wishing to pursue a major or minor in women's studies should meet with the program director, Professor Anne E Duggan, for advising.

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