Women’s and Gender Studies provides a critical, interdisciplinary and cross-cultural understanding of women, gender and power in a global context.

Focusing on the social inequalities that result from interlocking oppressions, you will discover and produce knowledge from feminist perspecitves and link your academic pursuit with a call to activism. Within the context of the historic Christian faith, you'll learn to:

  • Think more critically about your own lives
  • Value complexity, diversity and difference
  • Mobilize feminist theories
  • Become agents of justice in the world

Hear from our students:

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Courtney Haitsma: What is the Patriarchy
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Emily Wolfe: What is Feminism
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Jess Guillaume The Gender Wage Gap 1
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Samantha Mikolitis on Feminist Coalitions

Recent Blog Posts

  1. WGS Student Awards 2019-2020

    Posted by Dr. Sarah Kornfield

    Award winning WGS students at Hope College! The post

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  2. Students Reflect on Christian Feminism (REL 264 w Dr. Japinga)

    Posted by Dr. Sarah Kornfield

    See recent student projects in WGS cross-listed course, Christian Feminism REL 264 The pos...

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  3. Forbidden Voices

    Posted by Women's and Gender Studies

    I (Hannah Jones, ’21) attended a screening of the film Forbidden Voices on November 18, 201...

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  4. Powerful Literature

    Posted by Dr. Sarah Kornfield

    The students in WGS 200: Introduction to Women’s & Gender Studies recently finished a c...

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  5. WGS Advising: Spring 2020

    Posted by Dr. Sarah Kornfield

    Each semester, WGS faculty meet with students for advising: helping students discern how to pursu...

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  6. Undergraduate Research: Prophesying a Feminist Story

    Posted by Dr. Sarah Kornfield

    Research is the process of asking questions that have yet to be answered and then discovering the...

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