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Gender and Sexuality Studies

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Minor in

Gender and Sexuality Studies

Examine the ways in which gender and sexuality inform and shape our human experiences with a gender and sexuality studies minor at Linfield. Because all aspects of our lives are impacted by the ways in which we assign meaning to gender and sexuality – communications, families, politics, education, religion, work – gaining an understanding of how gendered identity and meaning are produced and reproduced, institutionalized, resisted, changed and enacted is important for everyone.

As a gender and sexuality studies minor at Linfield

you might take:

Gender and Society

Discover the many ways that gender shapes – visibly and invisibly – our everyday lives. (SOAN 205)

Women in Religion

Examination of the depictions of women and roles that women play in selected religious traditions. (GENS 342)

Gendered Communication

The interdependence of gender, communication and culture including ways concepts of gender are created and affirmed or challenged by communication. (GENS 332)

Beyond the classroom

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Complete an internship

Learning extends beyond the walls of the classroom! Gender studies internships provide invaluable hands-on experience and help you to further develop your professional skills.

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Connect with the AAUW

Linfield University is proud to be a partner with the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Learn more about the ways in which this partnership benefits students.

The interdisciplinary advantage

Learn to examine and understand gender and sexuality from a wide range of perspectives through the gender studies curriculum that spans across multiple areas of study.

Connect with faculty in diverse disciplines.

Sharon Bailey Glasco, Ph.D., professor of English

Tania Carrasquillo Hernández, Ph.D, associate professor of global languages and cultural studies

Hillary Crane, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology

Virlena Crosley, D.B.A., associate professor of business

Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt, Ph.D., professor of English and program coordinator


David Fiordalis, Ph.D., associate professor of religious studies

Dawn Nowacki, Ph.D., professor of political science

Amy Orr, Ph.D., professor of sociology

John Sagers, Ph.D., professor of history

Sonia Ticas, Ph.D., professor of global languages and cultural studies

Yanna Weisberg, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology

Jennifer Williams, Ph.D., associate professor of religious studies

Meet our gender and sexuality studies alumni

Life After Linfield

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Adam Myren '16
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The Benefits of a Gender Studies Minor
“I feel very lucky to have been in the gender studies program at Linfield. It was challenging and plain enjoyable, and it has served me so well in life as well as my work as a public defender.”
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Mackenzie Fraser
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Reflecting On My Linfield Studies
"My experiences in Linfield’s language programs truly opened up the world for me through study abroad and the Fulbright grant. They continue to encourage me to seek out mutual understanding and global citizenship in my personal and professional life to this day."

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Do you have questions about minoring in gender and sexuality studies at Linfield? Reach out! We'd love to connect with you.

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Sharon Bailey Glasco
Associate Professor
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