About Women's Studies

Professor Joyce A. Joyce

Women's Studies Steering Committee Chair

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Conversations with Sonia Sanchez, 2007

Professor Laura Levitt

Religion Department

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Jews and Feminism: the Ambivalent Search for Home, 1997

Professor Rebecca Alpert

Religion Department

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Like Bread on the Seder Plate: Jewish Lesbians and the Transformation of Tradition, 1998

Professor Patricia Melzer

Department of French, German, Italian and Slavic Languages

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Alien Constructions: Science Fiction and Feminist Thought, 2008



Professor Melissa Gilbert

Graduate Chairperson of the Department of Geography & Urban Studies


Theorizing Digital and Urban Inequalities: Critical Geographies of “Race”, Gender and Technological Capital, 2010

Assistant Professor Judith Levine

Sociology & Women's Studies Department

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"It’s a Man’s Job, or So They Say: The Maintenance of Sex Segregation in a Manufacturing Plant."The Sociological Quarterly, 2009

Professor Suzanne Gauch

English Department

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Liberating Shahrazad: Feminism, Postcolonialism, and Islam, 2007

Professor Nadine Sullivan

Sociology Department

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I Trusted You: Fully and Honestly Speaking of Gendered Assault, 2012

Women’s Studies at Temple University offers a cohesive framework of inquiry for the examination of women, gender, and sexuality in the U.S and around the world, as they relate to other social categories, such as race, class, disability, nationality, and ethnicity.  As an interdisciplinary program housed in the College of Liberal Arts, Women’s Studies takes into account social, historical, and cultural variables in its study of women’s material and cultural experiences as a social group; the examination of the workings of gender as an analytical category, identity, and social force; and the social, political, and cultural functioning of sexuality.

The Women's Studies Program sponsors lectures, forums, and workshops, as well as supports a number of undergraduate student grants and awards. The program is also a participant in the Greater Philadelphia Women's Studies Consortium (GPWSC), in which major scholars, performers, activists and writers are brought to Temple University and to the region through an annual Scholar in Residence initiative.

Please view the tabs above for more detailed information on our graduate and undergraduate curriculum, certificates, events and awards.


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Alumni support is vital to sustaining the mission of the English Department. You received a world-class education in the Department. Your gift will help the English Department ensure that the students who follow you will also enjoy the same benefits of that world-class education. Whether you support the Department through annual fund gifts, a permanent endowment, or other means, you will make a fundamental difference in the lives of those who follow you.

If you would like to make a gift to the Women's Studies Department, please call (215) 204-7743 and ask to speak with someone in Development. The College of Liberal Arts Development Office will be happy to designate your gift to the department. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

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