Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies Program

Director: Jessica Restaino

The Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies Program at Montclair State University offers students training in critical thinking, writing, data analysis, and an education in the newest theoretical and methodological approaches to understanding intersecting identities such as gender, sexuality, class, race, religion, ethnicity and other factors. Our courses examine the connections between gender, sexuality, and the diverse economic, political, historical, and cultural institutions and relationships that shape people's lives. GSWS challenges students to employ a diversity of analytical lenses to investigate current issues in the humanities, business, policy analysis, education, the arts, and other important arenas. Our Program Goals and Objectives aim to provide students with knowledge of the history and evolution of feminist and queer theory, opportunities for activism, and the tools for engaging in social justice.