We are an interdisciplinary academic program.
Our courses examine the intersections of sexuality and gender in a variety of contexts. We have courses that draw upon the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences. By questioning common-sense understandings of gender and sexuality our program highlights the possibilities for transformation and change.
Check out this Seven Days article on our recent February 2017 graduate, Abby Chick and the sex-ed workshop she held with support from Chellis House!
Check out this Spotlight on one of our GSFS Program Faculty members, Assistant Professor J. Finley. Click Here
Check out our Spotlight Course for the Spring 2017 semester.
GSFS 0430 Queering Food: Race, Place, and Social Justice (Spring 2017)
In this course we will examine food studies, politics, and movements through the lenses of queer, feminist, and critical theory (including work that centralizes gender, class, race, disability, sexuality, and place). In doing so, we will consider dominant and subaltern approaches to food both within the U.S. and transnationally. Throughout, we will explore how critical theory can offer alternative conceptualizations of food politics and justice, as well as how an analysis of food might expand our understandings of embodied subjectivities and the various social structures that produce them. 3 hrs. sem. CMP, NOR, SOC (C. Thomsen)