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Women's and Gender Studies Department

Women's and Gender Studies engages students in a critical understanding of the complex ways gender shapes the world around them, particularly in relation to race, sexuality, class, and other social factors.

Women's and Gender Studies invites all students to participate in a vibrant interdisciplinary program of study that places women at the center of traditional disciplines. It encourages the critical examination of academic fields such as the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and the arts as well as the gendered assumptions that underwrite them.

Our mission is to foster a vigorous intellectual environment where students can develop their analytical thinking skills and conceptual tools for social change.

Women's and Gender Studies meets Abby Wambach at LMU's 2022 Commencement

LMU was proud to welcome Abby Wambach to campus as our 2022 Commencement Speaker! Luckily, our Women's and Gender Studies Faculty were able to meet with Abby Wambach and take some photos! Abby Wambach is a fearless athlete, activist, and leader, and is a tireless advocate for women's rights and equality. We at the Department of Women's and Gender Studies were excited to meet her! Thank you Abby Wambach for your inspiring words and deeds. 

Women's and Gender Studies Professors with 2022 Undergraduate Commencement Speaker Abby Wambach
The Politics of Sex and Sexuality Lecture Series
Women and Gender Studies' lecture series will feature scholars Lorna Bracewell and Joe Fischel for talks on the sex wars and sex in public.