Program Summary

Housed within Carleton’s Feminist Institute of Social Transformation, the Women’s and Gender Studies program will engage you in critical understandings of feminist scholarship, 2SLGBTQIA+ studies, disability studies and critical race studies across different historical, socio-economic, cultural and political contexts. Central to our programs is the consideration of how gender intersects with race, class, ethnicity, age, ability and sexuality in a globalized and transnational world. You can study gender issues in courses that cross disciplines and contribute to activist projects, and are encouraged to work across all the areas of study we house. You’ll also have the unique opportunity to participate in a practicum placement with feminist groups, organizations, and agencies.

The Feminist Institute of Social Transformation also offers minors in Critical Race Studies, Disability Studies and Sexuality Studies.