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Women's & Gender Studies


The Women's and Gender Studies Minor at Longwood offers students an interdisciplinary program that incorporates an understanding of gender perspectives in all areas of the curriculum.

Women's and Gender Studies creates a framework for examining the historical, cultural, political, economic, and global conditions central to understanding both women as gendered beings and the processes of gender construction for all humans.

It recognizes that not only gender, but race, class, ethnicity, age, ability and sexual orientation are crucial aspects of women's and men's experiences.

Because issues of gender cut across most areas of knowledge, students can raise similar questions within different disciplines and by using various methodologies achieve a deeper understanding of the complexity and wholeness of human experience.

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  • Native American Playwright William S. Yellowrobe

    Diverse Voices Reading Series

    The Department of English & Modern Languages, Women and Gender Studies, and the President's Fund for Diversity, Jonathan Page, Laura Sanchez and I, serving as the EML Lecturers and Speakers Committee invite you to join us for a new reading series which begins TOMORROW--Thursday, March 13, 2014!

    Native American Playwright William S. Yellowrobe, author of Grandchildren of the Buffalo Soliders, and Wood Bones, actor, author, director, educator, playwright, and poet.

    Student Meet & Greet, 4pm, Grainger 207

    Reading and talk, 8pm, Bedford Auditorium, with reception to follow




Dr. Carl  Riden

Co-Director of Women's and Gender Studies
Ruffner 210
(434) 395-2098


Dr. David Magill

Co-Director of Women's and Gender Studies
Grainger 110