Why Study Women and Gender?

Women's Studies Program at UAA offers students unique historical and contemporary perspectives on women and gender to culture, society, social movements, the arts, and many other aspects of human experience.

Earn a Minor of Women's Studies!

The Women's Studies Program was started in Spring 1989. It grew out of a curriculum integration project that was launched in the late 1980s. The development of the Women's Studies Program was largely a grassroots effort supported by faculty from all over the University of Alaska Anchorage. Originally the Program was housed in CCCE, but in Fall 1993, it came under the jurisdiction of the College of Arts and Sciences, as an interdisciplinary minor. 

The strength of the Women's Studies Program comes from its 50-plus affiliated faculty members who teach in disciplines including English, History, Sociology, Nursing, Philosophy, Alaska Native Studies, Anthropology, Journalism, Social Work, Languages, Math, Communication, Theater, Psychology, and the Justice Center.


Reel Women Film Series

The UAA Women's Studies Program, along with partnerships with many other programs have hosted a film series about women or by women. Traditionally, the dates of the film showing correlate with the national ethnic celebration of that month.


Find out more about the Reel Women Film Series!


The UAA Women's Studies program provides a variety of resources such as engaging courses, campus events, and connections to community groups and organizations.

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If you have questions about the Women's Studies Program, contact John Richardson, 907-786-1356 or jkrichardson2@alaska.edu, the Academic Advisor for the Social Sciences. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are strongly encouraged.

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