Loyola University Maryland

Gender Studies

Welcome to Gender Studies!

On this website you will find information about the requirements of the gender studies minor, what gender courses are offered at Loyola University Maryland, which faculty are involved in the program, resources for embarking on your own research or to learn more about feminism, and how to become involved in the club and Iota Iota Iota honor society.

Gender Studies Minor

The gender studies minor started in 1992 and is the oldest interdisciplinary minor at Loyola. The minor is designed to help students bring academic rigor and depth to their interests in gender and sexualities, and to help students identify connections between their own experiences and the gendered experiences of others throughout history and across cultural contexts.

Students can take courses in a wide range of departments on campus to build a minor that fits with their interests and strengths. Course topics include Latin American writers, psychology of gender, Sociology of Race, Class, and Gender, Masculinities, Gender, Human Rights and Conflict,Women and Gender in the Arab World, among others. Many are diversity courses and some fulfill the core. Study abroad courses are available


Why pursue a gender studies minor?

Gender studies is helpful to careers and graduate work in law, writing and communications, public policy, non-profit organizations, education, government and service-oriented professions. It also complements and deepens the student’s academic major by adding a crucial dimension of the human experience.

Anastasia Canell, Psychology Major and Gender Studies Minor, '17, reports: Anastasia_Canell

The Gender Studies Minor at Loyola University Maryland has gifted me with the opportunity to learn about something that I was passionate about within different interdisciplinary perspectives. The classes within the Gender Studies Minor have complimented my Psychology major and made me a more complex thinker about issues of social justice and feminism within my intended field of study. The Gender Studies minor overlapped perfectly with several core classes so that I was able to fit it into my four years at Loyola, and also made the required core classes more interesting to me. All of my gender studies professors have challenged me to think more critically of gender binaries, toxic masculinity, authorship, identity, leadership, and social justice. The Gender Studies minor also was a major selling point in many of my PhD interviews for post-graduation. I am extremely thankful to have had the incredible education of gender studies incorporated into my time at Loyola University Maryland.

Gender Studies News

We are offering 12 unique courses and a total of 15 sections of gender studies courses FALL 2017!  Click for the list of course offerings

New Course Coming Spring 2018: ML309: Gender, Peace and Justice in East Asia: Texts and Contexts

Gender Studies Faculty sign on to statement of support and commitment to student activists focused on racism on campus

New Faculty Scholarship

2016 has been a good year for gender and sexuality scholarship. New articles have been published by Dr. Mavis Biss, Dr. David Carey, Dr. Amanda Konradi.

National Women's Studies Association Internship

In 2014-2015, Angelica Puzio was an intern at the National Women's Studies Association,  located in Baltimore. They took her to the national conference, where she had the opportunity to meet and talk with bell hooks.

Student Research Fellowship

Kelly Keenan a French Language major, Gender Studies Minor, and Co-President of the Gender and Sexuality Studies Club, won a Student Research Fellowship to research “Narratives of Women in the Rwandan Genocide." She talks about her experience.

Tri-Iota Officers

2017- 2018 Co-Presidents

Dana Sauro dmsauro@loyola.edu
Delani Pecchioli  dspecchioli@loyola.edu
Jessica Brown jnbrown@loyola.edu

Learn more about the club and honor society.