We examine feminist and queer thought in a variety of global and historical contexts. Faculty specialize in literature, history, anthropology, classics, medicine, film, politics, and rhetoric.
Congratulations to Margaret Banks '17 and Ayoung Kim '17!
Sociology major Nayah Mullings ’17 (left) and Black Studies and SWAGS major Saren Deardorff ’17 (right) leave behind a legacy of unparalleled dedication and unwavering support for the Queer Resource Center and the LGBTQ community on campus.
Professor Basu looks back to the early days of her time at Amherst College and compares them to today.
The SWAGS Department recognizes the need to balance academic freedom of thought and choice of material with the sensitivities of our teachers and students.
Upon graduation a SWAGS major should have mastered an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural approach to the creation, meaning, function, and perpetuation of gender in human societies, both past and present.
This course introduces students to the issues involved in the social and historical construction of gender and gender roles from a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary perspective.
How might the category of sexuality act as an additional optic through which to view and reframe contemporary and historical debates concerning the construction of black identity?
This seminar will explore the consequences of neoliberalism, cultural conservatism, Islamophobia, and anti-immigrant sentiments for women of different social and economic strata as well as women’s divergent political responses.