Women's and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary field that produces and disseminates knowledge through research, teaching, and activism. The Department of Women's and Gender Studies at UMass Boston is inspired by feminist movements for social justice locally, nationally, and globally.
Our faculty members strive to provide undergraduate students with the tools to analyze and articulate relationships among systems of structural inequality, including those based on sex/gender, race/ethnicity, class, sexuality, religion, and nation. We encourage and mentor students to achieve their academic and career goals. We aim to stimulate students' personal and intellectual growth, political engagement, and social action. We also work to facilitate intellectual, curricular, and programmatic exchanges and innovations on campus and beyond.
Distinguished Professor of Psychology
Professor Ed Tronick was one of the first to show babies are affected by their parents' emotions.Read More ›