Majors, Programs, and Departments

Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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The Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department examines the categories of women, gender, and sexuality as they intersect with race, class, ethnicities, belief systems, and nationalities. We offer an interdisciplinary framework through which to explore the social construction of gender and sexuality and the material impact of these constructions. We offer historical, contemporary, and transnational analyses of how the formations of gender and sexualities emerge within different contexts such as colonialisms, imperialisms, nationalisms, and globalization. From our engagement with, and critique of, disciplinary practices in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences, we forge new critical paradigms and methods for generating feminist knowledges. Our creation of new critical paradigms relies on the linking of knowledge formation to activism and social justice movements. Our courses satisfy campus breadth requirements, develop critical analysis and writing skills, and transform students’ understanding of and engagement with the world around them.

A student who majors in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies will gain a strong liberal arts training in critical theory and social justice. They can apply these skills to a range of professions. Graduates may pursue advanced degrees in the arts, humanities, social sciences, law, or medicine; or pursue work in the private sector, social services, advocacy programs, or the NPO sector. The Department of Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (FGSS) at Scripps participates in the Intercollegiate Feminist Center for Teaching, Research and Engagement at The Claremont Colleges.

 

Scripps Faculty

Jih-Fei Cheng
Assistant Professor, Department of Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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Piya Chatterjee
Professor of Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Dorothy Cruickshank Backstrand Chair of Gender and Women's Studies
Chair, Department of Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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Affiliated Scripps Faculty

Rita Cano Alcala
Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies and Chicano/a Studies
Chair, Intercollegiate Dept. of Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies

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Nancy Neiman Auerbach
Professor of International Political Economy

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Dionne Bensonsmith
Visiting Lecturer Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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Susan Castagnetto
Director, Intercollegiate Feminist Center
Lecturer
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Myriam Chancy
Hartley Burr Alexander Chair in the Humanities

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Lara Deeb
Professor of Anthropology
Interim Chair, Department of Religious Studies
Vice-Chair, APT Committee

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Kimberly Drake
Associate Professor
Chair, Department of Writing

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Ellen Finkelpearl
Professor of Classics
Helen Chandler Garland Professor of Ancient Studies
Chair, FEC Committee

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Cindy Forster
Professor of History

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Mark Golub
Associate Professor of Politics
Chair, Department of Politics

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Ken Gonzales-Day
Professor of Art
(909) 607-4436

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Martha Gonzalez
Assistant Professor of Chicana/o Latina/o Studies

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Jennifer Groscup
Associate Professor of Psychology
Chair, Department of Psychology

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Anne Harley
Associate Professor of Music

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Mary Hatcher-Skeers
Professor of Chemistry
Sidney J. Weinberg, Jr. Chair in Natural Sciences

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Andrew Jacobs
Professor of Religious Studies
Mary W. and J. Stanley Johnson Professor of Humanities

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Candida Jaquez
Associate Professor of Music

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YouYoung Kang
Associate Professor of Music
Elizabeth Hubert Malott Endowed Chair for the Core Curriculum in Interdisciplinary Humanities
(909) 607-8760

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Judith LeMaster
Associate Professor of Psychology

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France Lemoine
Associate Professor of French
Chair, Department of French Studies

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Nancy Macko
Professor of Art
Mary W. Johnson Professorship in Teaching
Chair, Department of Art

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Amy Marcus-Newhall
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty
Professor of Psychology
(909) 607-2822

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Seo Young Park
Associate Professor
Chair, Department of Anthropology

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Marina Pérez de Mendiola
Professor of Spanish, Latin American and Caribbean Literatures and Cultures
Richard Armour Chair in Modern Languages

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Nathalie Rachlin
Professor of French
Margaret McKenzie Distinguished Professorship in Modern Foreign Languages

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Rita Roberts
Professor of History and Africana Studies
Nathaniel Wright Stephenson Chair in History and Biography

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Carmen Sanjuan-Pastor
Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies
Chair, Department of Spanish, Latin American and Caribbean Literatures and Cultures

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Vanessa Tyson
Associate Professor of Politics

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Sheila Walker
Professor of Psychology
Chair, Intercollegiate Department of Africana Studies

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Rivka Weinberg
Professor of Philosophy
Vice-Chair, FEC Committee

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