Welcome

The Women's and Gender Studies Program is an interdisciplinary forum for the study of women's past and present position in society. The concept of gender relations is considered a primary factor in our understanding of women's roles in various institutions and societies. The Program analyzes the similarities and differences among women as a result of such factors as gender identity, race, class, religion, and sexuality.

 

Program Co-Directors

Events

"10 Tools for Radical Self Love." by Sonya Renee Taylor

"10 Tools for Radical Self Love." by Sonya Renee Taylor

Sonya Renee Taylor is a poet, social justice activist, and founder of "My Body is Not An Apology," which is an international organization that focuses on body empowerment. Sonya is an advocate for intersectional, global justice, and her event at BC is called "10 Tools for Radical Self Love." Her presentation will incorporate poetry, lecture, and Q&A. 

September 28

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

McGuinn Hall, Room 121

Contact
gender@bc.edu

An Intersectional Approach to talking about Body Image & Eating Disorders

An Intersectional Approach to talking about Body Image & Eating Disorders

Stephanie Haines, M.Ed will be giving a presentation about how intersectional identities play into the public perception of body image and eating disorders. She will also talk about signs and symptoms of eating disorders, how to help others, and self-care. 

November 16

7:00 PM – 8:30 AM

Cushing Hall, Room 001

Contact
gender@bc.edu

Women's History Month: WGS Movie Marathon

Women's History Month: WGS Movie Marathon

Join the WGS Program for a movie marathon that is part of Women Take The Reel: Celebrating Women's History Month. Watch The Stepford Wives and Wonder Woman, followed by a discussion with BC faculty about gaps in gendered scripts in the media.

Food will be provided, and it is not required to stay the entire time. 

March 24

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

McGuinn Hall, Room 121

Contact
gender@bc.edu

Faith in Friendship: A Conversation With Victoria Reggie Kennedy (Women's Voices Series)

Faith in Friendship: A Conversation With Victoria Reggie Kennedy (Women's Voices Series)

Victoria Reggie Kennedy is President of the Board and co-founder of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States, senior counsel at law firm Greenberg Traurig in Boston, and wife of the late U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy.

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April 17

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Gasson Hall, Room 100

Contact
Patrick Goncalves

Course Spotlight

Introduction to Feminism

This introductory course offers both an overview and a foundation for understanding the various movements that make up what has come to be called the feminist movement in the U.S. Because systems of privilege and disadvantage shape women's and men's identities and social positions in multiple and unique ways, Introduction to Feminisms analyzes gender from an interdisciplinary approach and applies numerous academic disciplinary methods to the study of gender, including history, literature, psychology, and sociology, and explores women's and men's experiences within various cultural contexts, including socioeconomic class, race and ethnicity, religion and spirituality, nations of citizenship, origin, and generation.