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Program Director

Professor Sharlene Hesse-Biber

McGuinn 419
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467



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Graduate Assistants:


Emma McFawn, MSW Candidate 2015     
Graduate School of Social Work


Michelle Pernini, MSW Candidate 2015     
Graduate School of Social Work

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Recent Events

2013-2014 Scholarly Speaker Series 

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2013-2014 Film Screenings

Girl Rising film

Women Take the Reel Film Festival

The Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies hosts an annual film festival highlighting a variety of films related to gender studies. The Women's and Gender Studies Program at Boston College participates in this important event annually.

Nagore film

Women's and Gender Studies Seniors: Janet Wilson Award

Every Spring, a graduating senior is granted an award for distinguished scholarship in Women's and Gender Studies. To be considered for the Janet Wilson James Award, submit the following to

  • A piece of scholarly writing on any gender issue.  This piece can be an empirical paper, theoretical paper, or senior honor's thesis - 20 pages or less
  • A brief letter communicating your involvement with women's issues during your college career.

The recipient of the Janet Wilson James Award will be announced at a commencement Award Ceremony at the end of the semester.