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Women Studies Program

MSC03 2155
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

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Phone: (505) 277-3929
Fax: (505) 277-0182

What is Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies at UNM?

Our program is one of the oldest in the country. After years of organizing across faculty, students, and staff, the Women Studies Program was launched in 1972. As part of the civil rights movements of the time, Women Studies at UNM offered a radical resurgence of feminist scholarship and activisms. In 1999, Women Studies began to offer a BA major alongside the minor that had been offered for many years. While the program had offered graduate courses for many years, the graduate certificate program was officially initiated in 2006. In 2019, we changed our name from Women Studies to Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies to reflect our growing investments in intersectional queer and transgender studies.

What is Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies at UNM? It is a program that centers intersectional analyses of women, gender, and sexuality. It is a program staffed by award-winning faculty who create dynamic classroom spaces for diverse learning styles. It is a program that examines how race, Indigeneity, nation, disability, age, and more intersect with gender and sexuality. It is the hub of feminist, queer, and transgender studies at UNM.

We are intersectional. We are transnational. We are UNM.