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About Gender & Women's Studies

What Is Gender & Women's Studies?

Gender and women's studies explores gender across disciplines, and asks the question: "How does gender, as it intersects with race, class, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, and nationality, affect people's lives?"

For thirty years, the gender and women's studies program has been asking and answering this question, critiquing traditional disciplines for their lack of attention to gender and supplying needed research to fill in the gaps.

Gender and women's studies not only brings new perspectives to anthropology, history, sociology, literary analysis and other fields, but it also puts theory into practice.

Gender and women's studies students and faculty continue learning about the gendered worlds we live in and acting on issues of social justice. We help actively rethink women's pasts, enact our ongoing struggles, and envision possible futures.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about gender & women's studies at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact

Dr. Susan L. Mody
Chair, Associate Professor
Office: Hawkins Hall 102B
Phone: (518) 564-2809
Email: modysl@plattsburgh.edu