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 and the World: Alumni Interview-Dr. Phillip Waalkes

    Posted by Kendra R. Parker

    Meet Our Alumni: Dr. Phillip Waalkes ’04 Dr. Phillip Waalkes ‘ 04 graduated with a dual majo...

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  2. WGS and the World: Alumni Interview–Emme Veenbaas ’16

    Posted by Kendra R. Parker

    Meet Our Alumni: Emme Veenbaas, Class of 2016  Emme Veenbass ’16  graduated with a double ma...

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  3. WGS and the World: Alumni Interview-Rebekah Taylor ’12

    Posted by Women's and Gender Studies

    Meet Our Alumni: Rebekah Taylor ‘12 Rebekah Taylor ’12 graduated with a composite major in R...

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  4. WGS and the World: Alumni Interview–Dr. Vanessa Ann Claus ’08

    Posted by Kendra R. Parker

    Meet Our Alumni: Dr. Vanessa Ann Claus Dr. Vanessa Ann Claus ‘ 08 graduated with a dual major ...

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  5. “You were designed to intertwine with people who have stories different from your own”: An Interview with Dr. Davia J. Crutchfield

    Posted by Kendra R. Parker

    Dr. Davia J. Crutchfield will be visiting Hope’s campus this week. Check out our interview wit...

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  6. Meet the WGS Faculty: Dr. Sarah Kornfield

    Posted by Kendra R. Parker

    How long have you been teaching at Hope College? This is my 4thyear teaching at Hope College. Did yo...

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