Women鈥檚 and Gender Studies provides a critical, interdisciplinary and cross-cultural understanding of women, gender and power in a global context.

Focusing on the social inequalities that result from interlocking oppressions, you will discover and produce knowledge from feminist perspectives and link your academic pursuit with a call to activism. Within the context of the historic Christian faith, you'll learn to:

  • Think more critically about your own lives
  • Value complexity, diversity and difference
  • Mobilize feminist theories
  • Become agents of justice in the world

Hear from our students:

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Courtney Haitsma: What is the Patriarchy
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Em Wolfe: What is Feminism
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Jess Guillaume The Gender Wage Gap 1
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Samantha Mikolitis on Feminist Coalitions

Recent Blog Posts

  1. What color is my voice?

    Posted by Dr. Sarah Kornfield

    Interview with WGS student An Ha, featuring her published research on the intertwining of languag...

  2. WGS Students鈥 Research Featured at CURCA 2023

    Posted by Dr. Sarah Kornfield

    Undergraduate research is a distinctive element of the Hope College education and the Women’...

  3. Bold Resistance: Interview with WGS Alumna Chloe Long

    Posted by Dr. Sarah Kornfield

    Interview with Hope College's WGS alumna Chloe Long The post

  4. When will it be Enough?

    Posted by Women's and Gender Studies

    Hope College undergraduate Sutton Steensma responds to "Trust Black Women: Reproductive Justice a...

  5. Fully Searching

    Posted by Women's and Gender Studies

    Hope College undergraduate Kaylee Stanton reflects--in poetic expression--on feminist research an...

  6. The Production of Babies

    Posted by Women's and Gender Studies

    Hope College's Elizabeth Bassett reflects--in poetry--to Loretta Ross's conceptualization of Repr...

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