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.
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Congratulations to Huey Hewitt '19!
Congratulations to Benedite Dieujuste '20!
Congratulations to Marvin Bell '19E!
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.
Through a close reading of texts by African American authors, we will examine the characterization of female protagonists, focusing on how writers negotiate literary forms alongside race, gender, sexuality, and class.
Using theories and approaches from the discipline of performance studies, students will examine LGBT history, politics, and culture while also strengthening various research skills.
Explore how interdisciplinary feminist scholars have engaged and challenged traditional anthropology by considering the dynamics of fieldwork, the ethics of research, and the production of anthropological knowledge.