• Meet Joe Cooper: Masculinity and Race on Montana’s World War II Home Front

    Dr. Matt Basso, author of Meet Joe Cooper: Masculinity and Race on Montana’s World War II Home Front (University of Chicago Press, 2013) says the male experience of working and living in wartime America is rarely examined…it is a story that provides a crucial counter-narrative to the equally important stories of Rosie the Riveter and GI […]

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  • Counted Out: Same-Sex Relations and Americans’ Definitions of Family

    Professor Claudia Geist published on the meanings of family Americans hold dear; the price of love; and, demystifies the politics of how we count and tally (statistical research). Book Description When state voters passed the California Marriage Protection Act (Proposition 8) in 2008, it restricted the definition of marriage to a legal union between a […]

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What is Gender Studies?

Gender studies has emerged as an interdisciplinary field with a large and impressive body of scholarship and courses that focus on the complex interaction of gender with race, class, sexual orientation, and nationality.

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Why should I consider this program?

As our society and world become more diverse and interconnected, Gender Studies students are trained to offer complex takes on human diversity - perspectives that make important contributions to many endeavors.

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How do I get started?

The Gender Studies major currently consists of 30 semester hours of study. A list of courses for the major and minor is available from the Gender Studies office and can also be found in the University of Utah General Catalog, along with complete descriptions of both required and elective courses.

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Latest Blog Posts

Women’s Week 2015 March 6th-13th

This is an annual event that focuses on issues related specifically to women in their professional, social, and personal lives.  […]

Call for Scholarships….The deadline is fast approaching

  2015-2016 Scholarship Application    

Documenting Gender Movie Screening

Come watch documentary films created by Gender Studies students at a screening on Wednesday, December 17th from 3:00 pm – […]

Michael Kimmel Lecture

Upcoming Lecture by Michael Kimmel author of “Guyland:  The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men” Wednesday, December 10th, 12 pm, […]

  • Office Administration

    Susie Porter, Director
    Kim Hackford-Peer, Associate Director
  • Mailing Address

    University of Utah
    Gender Studies Program
    290 S. 1500 E., Rm. 218
    Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0442

  • Contact

    Campus Address: 218 Building 44
    Phone: (801) 581-8094
    Fax: (801) 585-7387
    Email: genderstudies@utah.edu
  • Office Hours

    Mon-Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Closed holidays