The Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Iowa State University, established in 1977, examines issues relevant to social identities such as gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, and age. Through coursework, research initiatives, and community outreach, we engage in ways to challenge existing systems of knowledge and forge new scholarship based on the centrality of gender and other axes of power.

Ann M. Oberhauser Director

Greetings from the Women’s and Gender Studies Program and our new (virtual) lives at Iowa State University. This message is to reach out and check in about developments and updates that affect all of us.

The impacts of COVID-19 are widespread and very dynamic. In teaching, faculty are now working remotely to transition face-to-face courses to online instruction. Our staff is working from home to keep the program going. Students also transitioned to online learning after Spring Break. In short, we are all adapting to this new world of social distancing, virtual forms of education, and the uncertainty of the next few months. Read more →



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