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 perspectives 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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Em 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. The Model Minority Myth, Relative Privilege, AAPI Experiences, and Why it’s All Oppression Anyway

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    Asian community members are stuck in a double-bind; trapped between high expectations and the har...

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  2. Roe v. Wade, 2022

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    A Letter from Hope College’s Women’s Empowerment Organization–a Student Club De...

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  3. Reflecting on “The Genesis of Gender”

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    By Megan Jacobs On September 30, 2021, Abigail Favale, doctor of gender studies at George Fox Uni...

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  4. WGS Professors’ Research featured in Spera

    Posted by Dr. Sarah Kornfield

    Spera is Hope College’s annual research magazine, a publication that highlights the scholar...

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  5. WGS Student Awards 2019-2020

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    Award winning WGS students at Hope College! The post

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  6. 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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