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

"Taking classes in the (Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies) department and studying a long history of institutionalized racism and sexism around the world, I’ve learned how these structures manifest as barriers to healthcare and education. GSF taught me how to think."
- Saumya Sao, 2020 GSF Graduate

Alumni Spotlight

Angela Jarman
Class of 2006, Dr. Jarman earned her MD at the University of Kentucky and then completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Utah. She then completed an MPH and an additional fellowship in Sex and Gender at Brown University before…
Layla Brown-Vincent
Class of 2012 and 2016, Professor Brown-Vincent teaches courses on Blackness in Latin America, Black/Africana Feminisms, Global Left Social Movements, and the African Diaspora. She is an interdisciplinary Pan-African Feminist scholar/activist…
Jennifer Mohr Hyde
Class of 1994, Dr. Hyde is a primary care pediatrician and partner in a practice with three offices in Eastern Massachusetts, near Boston. They are affiliated with Boston Childrens Hospital and she is the chair of the board of the PPOC, their …
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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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