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Introduction

Feminist & Gender Studies is the academic study of gender and sexuality from a feminist, interdisciplinary, and intersectional perspective. The discipline arose in the 1960s and 1970s due to the efforts of those committed to the student, civil rights, and women’s movements. During the early developments, the major concern of our field was incorporating gender into existing theoretical and critical lenses, because women’s voices were underrepresented in the academy. Over the years, however, our intellectual endeavors have evolved, expanding our theories and critical practices to include interrogations of power, inequality, and privilege along the lines of sexuality, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, age, religion, physical embodiment, and other social markers. For these reasons, our scholarly endeavors necessitate interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches that advance pedagogical, scholarly, and activist collaboration both within and outside of the academy. Hence, our program, like our discipline, remains invested in eradicating inequality and privilege in our local, national, and global communities whether or not they are explicitly academic. 

Feminist and Gender Studies Department

Linda Inzer
Staff Assistant
linda.inzer@coloradocollege.edu

719.389.6909

Mailing Address
Feminist and Gender Studies
The Colorado College
14 E. Cache la Poudre Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Interdisciplinary House
The Colorado College
1115 N. Cascade Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903