Director: Heather Hadlock
Program Committee: Heather Hadlock (Music), Shelley Correll (Sociology), Helen Longino (Philosophy), Valerie Miner (Feminist Studies), Londa Schiebinger (History), Elizabeth Tallent (English), Christine Min Wotipka (Education)
Anthropology: Melissa Brown, Paulla Ebron, Miyako Inoue, Sarah Jain, Matthew Kohrman, Barbara Voss, Sylvia Yanagisako
Art and Art History: Terry Berlier, Wanda Corn (emeritus), Pamela Lee, Melinda Takeuchi
Asian Languages: James R. Reichert, Yoshiko Matsumoto
Biology: Joan Roughgarden
Business: Joanne Martin (emeritus)
Classics: Maud Gleason, Susan Stephens
Comparative Literature: Patricia Parker
Developmental Biology: Ellen Porzig
Drama: William Eddelman (emeritus), Harry J. Elam, CherrŪe Moraga, Peggy Phelan
Education: Susanna Loeb, Myra Strober, Joy Williamson, Christine Min Wotipka
English: Eavan Boland, Terry Castle, Michele Elam, Barbara Gelpi (emeritus), Andrea Lunsford, Paula Moya, Stephen Orgel, Ramůn SaldŪvar, Stephen Hong Sohn, Jennifer Summit, Elizabeth Tallent
Feminist Studies: Nicole Baran, Kathleen Coll, Patricia Karlin-Neumann, Susan Krieger, Valerie Miner
French and Italian: Carolyn Springer
German Studies: Russell Berman, Kathryn Strachota
History: Philippe Buc, Paula Findlen, Estelle Freedman, Allyson Hobbs, Katherine Jolluck, Nancy Kollmann, Carolyn Lougee Chappell, Paul Robinson (emeritus), Londa Schiebinger, Matthew Sommer, Laura Stokes, Kšren Wigen
Human Biology: Anne Firth-Murray, Marcia Stefanick
Iberian and Latin American Cultures: Yvonne Yarbro-Bejarano
Law: Deborah Rhode
Linguistics: Penelope Eckert, Arnold Zwicky
Medical School: Ann Arvin, Helen Blau, Roy King, Cheryl Koopman, Iris Litt (emeritus)
Music: Heather Hadlock
Philosophy: Helen Longino, Debra Satz
Political Science: Lisa Blaydes, Terry Karl
Psychology: Albert Bandura, Laura Carstensen, Hazel Markus
Religious Studies: Charlotte Fonrobert, Hester Gelber, Linda Hess
Slavic Languages and Literatures: Monika Greenleaf
Sociology: Shelley Correll, Paula England, Cecilia Ridgeway
Program Office: Serra House, 589 Capistrano Way
Mail Code: 94305-8640
Phone: (650) 723-2412
Web Site: http://feminist.stanford.edu
The interdepartmental Program in Feminist Studies provides students with the background and skills to investigate the significance of gender and sexuality in all arenas in human life. The program coordinates courses offered across the University into a curriculum in feminist and queer/LGBT studies, with an emphasis on diversity and transnationality. Feminist Studies majors examine how societies structure gender roles, relations, and identities, and how these intersect with other relations of power, such as class, race, ethnicity, sexuality, and age. Students employ feminist theories and methodologies to expand and reevaluate the assumptions about gender and sexuality that inform the study of individuals, cultures, social institutions, policy, and other areas of scholarly inquiry. The program prepares majors for graduate study in humanities and social sciences, and for professional schools.
Each Feminist Studies student builds an individual program of study around a self-defined thematic focus, integrating courses from multiple departments. The Program offers an undergraduate major and minor, and an interdisciplinary honors program that is open to students in all majors. The program encourages work in the arts and supports creative honors theses.
Feminist Studies awards the annual Michelle Z. Rosaldo Prizes and Francisco Lopez Prizes for the best undergraduate scholarship on women, feminism, gender, or sexuality. The Rosaldo Prizes are awarded for the best essay and honors thesis or master's paper in the social sciences, and the Lopez Prizes for the best essay and honors thesis or master's paper in the humanities. See http://stanford.edu/dept/femstudies/opportunities for details.
Curriculum guidelines and forms for the major, minor, and honors are available at the Feminist Studies office or at http://feminist.stanford.edu. Students interested in Feminist Studies should consult the program mentor.
Mission of the Undergraduate Program in Feminist Studies
The Program in Feminist Studies provides students with the background and skills necessary to investigate the significance of gender and sexuality in all arenas in human life. Students in the major examine how gender is embedded in society, intersecting with other relations of power such as class, race, ethnicity, sexuality and age. The program is interdisciplinary in nature and coordinates courses offered on women, gender, sexuality, and feminism across campus. Students learn to incorporate feminist perspectives to expand and reevaluate the assumptions at work in traditional disciplines in the study of individual cultures, social institutions, policy, and other areas of scholarly inquiry. The program provides majors with excellent preparation for graduate or professional schools.
The program expects undergraduate majors in the program to be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes. These learning outcomes are used in evaluating students and the program's undergraduate program. Students are expected to demonstrate:
- ability to develop effective and nuanced lines of interpretation.
- critical thinking skills in analysis of original research results.
- facility with the methodologies and presuppositions underlying interpretive positions in secondary literature.
- analytical writing skills and close reading skills.