Gender Studies is a transdisciplinary department engaging students in the study of gender and the intersection of gender with other substantive categories of analysis and identity, including race, sexuality, class, disability, and nationality. Our curriculum offerings push students beyond commonsense accounts of gender to examine its complex constructions in our different historical epochs, in various cultural arenas, and varying global processes. Gender Studies engages with a wide variety of innovative approaches and methodologies, broad in reach - yet unified through a critical angle of vision.
Professor Marlon M. Bailey has won the Alan Bray Memorial Book Prize for Butch Queens Up in Pumps: Gender, Performance, and Ballroom Culture in Detroit. This prize is given for an outstanding book in LGBTQ studies in literature and cultural studies by the GL/Q Caucus at the Modern Language Association (MLA).
We are pleased to announce Professor Richa Nagar will be joining the Gender Studies faculty in Fall 2015 as the Peg Zeglin Brand Endowed Chair in Gender Studies. Welcome Professor Nagar!
We are very excited to announce that Sami Schalk, an IU Gender Studies alumna and currently Assistant Professor of English at SUNY-Albany, is a finalist for the NWSA First Book Award. Congratulations and good luck, Sami!
Gender Studies alumnus Dr. Brandon Hill has been named Executive Director of Ci3 ((the Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Innovation in Sexual and Reproductive Health) at the University of Chicago. Dr. Hill joined Ci3 in July 2013.