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. When will it be Enough?

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    Hope College undergraduate Sutton Steensma responds to "Trust Black Women: Reproductive Justice a...

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  2. Fully Searching

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    Hope College undergraduate Kaylee Stanton reflects--in poetic expression--on feminist research an...

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  3. The Production of Babies

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    Hope College's Elizabeth Bassett reflects--in poetry--to Loretta Ross's conceptualization of Repr...

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  4. Researcher as Artist

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    Hope College undergraduate Nicole Galloway reflects on the researcher's authority and responsibil...

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  5. WEO and Period Supplies

    Posted by Dr. Sarah Kornfield

    WEO launches period product availability on Hope's Campus. The post

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  6. What is Prop 3? Event

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    Hope's student organization, the Women's Empowerment Organization reflects on an evening of infor...

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