Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

FGSS

The Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department examines the categories 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 gender and sexual formations arise in different contexts such as colonialism, nationalism, 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 knowledge. 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, which students can apply 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 NGOs. The Department of Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (FGS) at Scripps participates in the Intercollegiate Women’s Studies Program (IWS) at The Claremont Colleges.

Scripps Faculty

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

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Affiliated Scripps Faculty

Gail Lee Abrams
Professor of Dance

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Sara M. Adler
Professor of Italian

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Rita Cano Alcala
Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies and Chicana/o Studies

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Nancy Neiman Auerbach
Professor of International Political Economy
Mary W. Johnson Professorship in Teaching

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Susan Castagnetto
Coordinator, Intercollegiate Women's Studies of The Claremont Colleges
Lecturer
(909) 621-8274

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Mary Ann Davis
Visiting Lecturer in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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Lara Deeb
Chair, Department of Anthropology
Professor of Anthropology

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Kimberly Drake
Director of the Writing Program
Associate Professor of Writing

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Ellen Finkelpearl
Helen Chandler Garland Professor of Ancient Studies
Professor of Classics

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Cindy Forster
Professor of History
Chair, History Department

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Mark Golub
Associate Professor of Politics & International Relations

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Ken Gonzales-Day
Professor of Art

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Jennifer Groscup
Associate Professor of Psychology

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Anne Harley
Assistant Professor of Music

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

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Andrew Jacobs
Professor of Religious Studies
Chair of Religious Studies Department

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Candida Jaquez
Associate Professor of Music

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YouYoung Kang
Associate Professor of Music

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Juliet Koss
Director of the Humanities Institute
Associate Professor of Art History
Director, Humanities Institute
(909) 607-8997

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Judith LeMaster
Associate Professor of Psychology

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France Lemoine
Assistant Professor of French

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Julia E. Liss
Professor of History

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Nancy Macko
Professor of Art

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Mary MacNaughton
Professor of Art History
Director, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery
(909) 607--3517

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Amy Marcus-Newhall
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty
Professor of Psychology
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Seo Young Park
Assistant Professor

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Marina Perez de Mendiola
Professor of Hispanic Studies

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Nathalie Rachlin
Interim Vice President for Student Affairs
Professor of French

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Rita Roberts
Professor of History and Africana Studies

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Carmen Sanjuan-Pastor
Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies

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

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Cheryl Walker
Richard Armour Chair in Modern Languages

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Rivka Weinberg
Associate Professor of Philosophy

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Department Goals and Objectives

  1. Student work exhibits the ability to engage in interdisciplinary and intersectional analysis. Students competently engage with relevant critical approaches in feminist, gender, and/or queer studies.
  2. Student demonstrates an ability to make original evidence-based arguments and engage in analysis of evidence.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • SLO1: Student work exhibits the ability to engage in interdisciplinary and intersectional analysis. Students competently engage with relevant critical approaches in feminist, gender, and/or queer studies.
  • SLO2: Student demonstrates an ability to make original evidence-based arguments and engage in analysis of evidence.