Women and Gender Studies Program


Women, Gender & Presidential Politics - 10/20/2016

Gender has taken center stage in the 2016 presidential race. • Can the revelations concerning Donald Trump's comments about women occasion serious consideration of hypermasculinity and sexual assault? • To what extent can we blame mainestream media outlets for making the race into a spectacle? • Has the GOP become a party of men? • How has the presidential campaign influenced other political candidates and contests statewide and nationwide? • How does this presidential contest draw from or contrast with previous efforts by women to run for the presidency or other high offices in the U.S.? • What will a Clinton or Trump win mean for public policy on matters related to women and gender--including transgender issues?

Shooting Pink: What we know (and need to know) about girls, video games, and STEM. 10/5/2016

Shooting Pink: What we know (and need to know) about girls, video games, and STEM. 10/5/2016

WGS Announces New 36 Credit-Hour Major

The Women & Gender Studies Program is updating the requirements for our major—switching from 42 credit hours to 36.

Award Ceremony and Research Symposium | May 9th

Please join the Women & Gender Studies program as we celebrate excellence in feminist scholarship. The event features the research of our graduating seniors, and an award ceremony to honor feminist scholarship, creativity, service and activism.

He and She: A Staged Reading Directed by Professor Assunta Kent | April 13

A Staged Reading of the play by then-famous Broadway playwright, Rachel Crothers (1878-1958). Directed by Assunta Kent and performed by Intro Theatre students.

Women in Leadership Symposium, March 24

The purpose of this annual event is to bring together a diverse group of successful women leaders who can inspire and motivate women to reflect on their own career goals and status as they strive to advance in their organizations. The leaders help educate attendees by engaging in discussions that focus on relevant issues in today’s workplace.

Gender Equality in a Global Economy: Women's History Month Keynote with Sarita Gupta | March 16

Sarita Gupta is a nationally recognized expert on the economic, labor and political issues affecting working people across all industries, particularly women and those employed in low-wage sectors, as well as the changing nature of work in America.

The Hunting Ground: Film Screening and Community Dialogue | February 25

Please join the Women & Gender Studies program and the Campus Safety Project for a screening of this award winning film on campus sexual assault, followed by a panel and community discussion.

Women Speak Up! Portland Mayoral Forum

On October 20th, the mayoral candidates will focus on the issues that matter most for women voters. Join us!

Break Every Chain: Unshackling Ourselves from War and Prison | An Evening With Kathy Kelly 10/5

Kathy Kelly is the co-founder of Voices for Creative Non-Violence and recipient of the 2015 Peace Prize by the U.S. Peace Memorial Foundation. Kelly will tell some of the many stories of her 20 years working as a member of international peace teams in Sarajevo, Lebanon, the West Bank, Iraq and Afghanistan.