The Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies program offers students of all backgrounds the opportunity to examine their assumptions and ask the big questions about our cultural and societal realities.
Aida Choudhury, '15
South Africa and Zambia were just the start for Aida Choudhury, ’15, who found a calling to work in international education development.
Ama Ansah '16
Junior spent the summer in London furthering her research that encompasses history, theatre, and women, gender, and sexuality studies.
From classroom discussions and theater productions to lectures from mothers and playwrights, The Laramie Project provides a structure for conversations about civil rights and social justice.
The Vagina Monologues tells women’s stories about relationships, sex, and violence in an effort to erase stigmas and stereotypes.
In Julianne Guillard’s Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies course, students explore the influence of identity on the preservation of historical narratives.
As the first director of LGBTQ life at UR, Ted Lewis is bringing together campus and community to build relationships and start conversations.
Student’s work in the community upholds Filipino values emphasizing education and the importance of giving back.
Building on the University's strengths in international studies and living-learning programs, Dr. Lidia Radi created a new program for first-year women that pairs the study of women in historical texts with the development of leadership skills for today's world.
Dr. Melissa Ooten's Demanding Equality program takes students on a journey through the South, focusing on social justice movements from Reconstruction to the present.
Alex Vlasic, '11, became a feminist in the fifth grade, but it wasn’t until she enrolled at Richmond that she connected women’s and gender issues to inequalities based on race and class.