Gender and Women's Studies

315 Roosevelt Hall, 90 Lower College Road, Kingston, RI 02881 874-5150

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Congratulations hannah woodhouse

GWS ’17 graduate

and now uri big thinker

Read About Hannah Here


Exciting new courses for spring 2018


Congratulations to the 2017 Scholarship and Prize Winners!

The Eleanor M. & Oscar M. Carlson Endowed Scholarship for Single Mothers: Nadine Evans

The Eleanor M. Carlson Trust Scholarship: Mekenzie Mattheson

The Dorothy Donnelly Scholarship: Chayenne Cazeault

The Mother Jones Endowed Scholarship: Lily Lachapelle

The Dana Shugar: Selena Evora


Congratulations to the 2017 Graduates!

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The discipline of Gender and Women’s Studies has a vision of a world free from sexism. By necessity, freedom from sexism must include a commitment to freedom from national chauvinism; class, ethnic, racial, and heterosexual bias; economic exploitation; religious persecution; ageism; and ableism. Gender and Women’s Studies seeks to identify, understand, and challenge ideologies and institutions that knowingly or unknowingly oppress and exploit others, or deny fundamental human rights. Thus, Gender and Women’s Studies envisions a world in which all persons can develop their fullest potential.

Gender and Women’s Studies uses feminist and interdisciplinary methods to teach, conduct research, and expand existing bodies of knowledge. Critical thinking, the production of theory, and the assumption of community and global responsibility are integral to these methods. We are committed to deliberative processes that promote open expression and collaboration. Understanding the interrelationship between the personal and political, we support and promote feminist teaching, learning, research, scholarship, creative activity, and professional and community service.


GWS Senior Capstone Projects


Read our latest male response to GWS 150: Introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies!


Professor Donna Hughes and her students presenting their findings from the publication

“Analysis of Human Trafficking in RI, 2009-2013″

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