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Women's & Gender Studies

   

Women's & Gender Studies

The Women's & Gender Studies program at Virginia Tech presents students with new ways of thinking about how race, class, and sexuality shape our society and our experiences in it.

 

   

WGS homepage

Suchitra Samanta, winner of the 2012 Sporn Teaching Award, pictured with (WGS director) Katy Powell and Barbara Ellen Smith.

 


 

Award-winning faculty members teach courses to over 800 Virginia Tech students each year.

Students can major in Sociology with an option in Women's and Gender Studies.

Many students choose to minor in Women's & Gender Studies because our program complements so many other majors.

 

We also offer a 9-hour Graduate Certificate -- and interdisciplinary, cross-cultural study of gender in social structure, history, culture, and technology.

Our biannual conference on Gender, Bodies, and Technology

    GBT Conference

Central to the mission of Women's & Gender Studies at Virginia Tech is the empowerment of women, in both the academy and our larger society

Contact Information

Dr. Katrina M. Powell
wgs@vt.edu
507 McBryde Hall (0137)
225 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061
P: (540) 231-8971  for staff assistance

 


Upcoming Events

  • April 25, 2014: 9:00am-5:30pm: Kelly Hall (ICTAS) Room 310: The Women's and Gender Studies Program's annual student conference.  More than 60 graduate and undergraduate students will present papers, posters and poetry.  The event is free and open to the public.  For further information, contact Barbara Ellen Smith, smithbe@vt.edu.
  • May 1, 2014: 7:00-9:30pm: The Moss Arts Center: 3rd Biannual GBT Conference: Gender, Bodies, and Technology: Performing the Human: Keynote speaker: Micha Cardenas, Ph.D. Candidate, Media Arts and Practice, University of Southern California Visiting Professor, University of Toronto, Knowledge Media Design Institute.
  • May 2, 2014: 12:30-2:00pm: The Inn at Virginia Tech: 3rd Biannual GBT Conference: Gender Bodies, and Technology: Performing the Human: Keynote speaker: Shaowen Bardzell: Associate Professor of Informatics, Indiana University Bloomington Faculty of the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction.
  • May 2, 2014: 4:30-6:30pm: The Inn at Virginia Tech: 3rd Biannual GBT Conference: Gender, Bodies, and Technology: Performing the Human: Keynote speaker: Jennifer Robertson: Professor of Anthropology and History of Art, University of Michigan Ann Arbor.