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Introduction

Feminist & Gender Studies (FGS) is the multi-, inter-, and transdisciplinary academic study of feminism and gender from an intersectional perspective. FGS arose in the 1960s and 1970s, originally as Women’s Studies, due to the efforts of those committed to the student, civil rights, and women’s movements. Hence, our intellectual pursuits focus on theories and critical practices that interrogate the impetuses for and implications of power and dominance along the lines of sexuality, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, age, religion, physical embodiment, and other social, cultural, and political markers particular to specific people and communities across myriad time periods and geographical locations. Further, as feminist theories are transdisciplinary, we study and undertake intellectual work developed in academic disciplines including, but not limited to, sociology, psychology, history, literature, political science, anthropology, and economics. Additionally, we are also concerned with feminist theorizing that depends on intellectual collaboration outside of the academy.

Feminist and Gender Studies 

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