Nasher museum special showing to the class of an art piece
Senior Seminar class fieldtrip to the Nasher Museum
Collage of 10 images of people and illustrations for Spring courses

About Us

The Program in Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies is dedicated to exploring gender identities, relations, practices, theories and institutions. The women and men who enroll in our classes each semester gain the opportunity to understand how social, historical, and psychological forces, organized by the central concept of gender, shape them as individuals; attain a fuller understanding of human behavior, culture, and society; acquaint themselves with the experiences of those of different economic classes, sexual orientations, and cultural and racial backgrounds; and transfer the critical and analytical skills they acquire in the study of gender and society to other classes, beyond the campus to other activities, and eventually to their professional careers.

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Student Voices

Danica Schwartz
 Majoring in GSF Studies provides one with the tools to work to instill equity across gender, race, culture, sexuality, and socioeconomic status. 
- Danica Schwartz, GSF Class of 2023

Alumni Spotlight

Savannah Lynn
Class of 2018, Assistant Director of Diversity and Inclusion "Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies provided me with a theoretical foundation and research skills upon which to build practical strategy and programming in diversity and…
M. Shadee Malaklou
How has being a Women’s Studies/Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies graduate from Duke University help shape your professional success? "It has inspired my professional career aspirations. I am now a professor of gender and…
Susan D. (Moore) Brown
Class of 2000 Susan D. Brown is a tenured Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of California, Davis. Her research focuses on behavior change interventions for obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease prevention,…
Pink Parlor

East Duke Parlors

The elegant and comfortable East Duke Parlors have been the site for countless GSF events, as well as many other Duke University lectures and meetings. With their Victorian beauty and splendor, the Pink and Blue parlors can provide your event with a memorable setting.

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