Feminist and Gender Studies
The department includes scholars with interests in historical and contemporary feminist theories as well as gender as a textual- interpretive and methodological category of analysis. Specific areas of research and inquiry include the gendering of social and political rights of citizenship; gender and problems of representation; how discourses of gender and sex difference frame attitudes, institutions and practices of politics; gender as an “intersectional” element along with race, class, and sexuality, in empirical and comparative political analysis; feminist theories of the state; and feminist approaches to gender as an emancipatory political category.
The department’s primary affiliations are:
Political Science faculty with research and teaching interests in feminist and gender studies: