We are a multidisciplinary program in the College of Arts and Sciences that offers a well-established undergraduate major and minor, graduate specialization and minor, as well as an undergraduate minor in LGBTQ/Sexuality Studies. Central to our program is the study of women, in all their diversity and through a variety of disciplinary lenses, including Art, Ethnic Studies, English, History, Law, Psychology and Sociology, to name just a few. To that end, we study women's contributions as writers and scholars, artists and activists, public figures and private citizens, both in the past and in the present. Yet, like other academic disciplines, the program has evolved to include the study of gender more broadly, which means we analyze the construction of feminine and masculine identities (across time and cultures) and assess in turn the ways in which gender signifies what one scholar has described as “relationships of power.” Women's and Gender Studies, therefore, introduces students to exciting ideas, dynamic professors and classmates, as well as feminist thought and perspectives in small, collaborative communities of learning.
Browse the Women's and Gender Studies Program Collections:
Information and Materials from the Women's and Gender Studies Program
Papers in Women's and Gender Studies
UNL Women's Week Presentations