Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at DePaul University

The Beck Research Initiative has been housed within the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at DePaul University since its inception in 2002. As a result, DePaul students and faculty are often engaged with our work through volunteer opportunities, graduate research assistantships, faculty fellowship projects and participatory action research programs.

About Women’s and Gender Studies at DePaul University

The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at DePaul University offers an undergraduate major and minor, a Five Year BA/MA Program, a Master of Arts (MA) Graduate Program, and a four course Graduate Certificate Program. A high percentage of Women’s and Gender Studies’ undergraduate students double major in other academic departments or programs.

The program’s curriculum examines women’s and men’s identities and experiences through the constructs of gender, race, class, sexuality, age, ability, culture, religion, nation etc., within broader historical, social and global contexts, such as colonialism and globalization, among others. Through feminist and gender-based theories and methodologies, the Women’s and Gender Studies program offers critical analyses, reflections, and contributions to knowledge regarding interlocking systems of oppression and privilege, thereby addressing issues of power, resistance and social transformation.

For additional information about the program, please visit us here.