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The Program in Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies is dedicated to exploring gender identities, relations, practices, theories and institutions. The students 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

2004 Major: Women's Studies and History How has being a GSF (or Women's Studies) graduate from Duke helped shape you personally and/or professionally? "I majored in both Women's Studies and History. I found that the Women's…
1995 Major: English; 1998 Master's of Liberal Studies and Certificate in Women's Studies How has being a GSF graduate from Duke helped shape you personally and/or professionally? "I have held many different roles since graduating…
2006 Major: Women's Studies; M.B.A. 2012 How has being a GSF (or Women's Studies) graduate from Duke helped shape you personally and/or professionally? "It has taught me how to think critically about qualitative and quantitative…
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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