2020-2021 Catalog

Gender and Sexuality Studies

Gender and Sexuality Studies is an interdisciplinary minor that prepares the student for the analysis of sexual and gendered phenomena. The Gender and Sexuality Studies minor is organized around the idea that systems of sex and gender, as well as the individual experience and expression of them, are historically contingent structures, the study of which must take into account relevant forms of social difference, including, but not limited to, race, class, and nationality. Utilizing feminist and social constructivist approaches, the Gender and Sexuality Studies minor allows the student to study the impact of social, cultural, political and economic organization on the production and experience of systems of sex and gender. The internal logic of the minor requires that students progress from required core courses at the 200- level to more specialized, discipline specific courses at the 300- and 400-levels. Students from any major may pursue the Gender and Sexuality Studies minor. However, students may not count more than one course toward both their major and their minor requirements.

Division: Humanities and Social Sciences
Division Office: The Faculty Center 301
Phone: 646-393-4111
Division Chair: Jennifer N. Brown, Ph.D. 
Administrative Assistant: Alexandra Dill

Program Faculty:

Faculty from various departments across the College teach courses in the Gender and Sexuality Studies Minor.

Lauren Erin Brown

Assosciate Professor of History and Politics and Human Rights

B.A., Smith College

M.A. & Ph.D., Harvard University

The Faculty Center 400

Phone: 646-393-4141


Yu-Yin Cheng

Professor of History and International Studies

B.A., National Taiwan Normal University

M.A. & Ph.D., University of California, Davis

The Faculty Center 501

Phone: 646-393-4140


Jennifer Dixon

Associate Professor of Communication Arts Chair, Department of Communication and Media Arts

B.A.E.D, Northeastern State University at Tahlequah, OK

M.A., Kansas State University

Ph.D., University of Missouri

Nugent 560 A

Phone: 212-774-4861


Manolo Estavillo

Associate Professor of Sociology

B.A., University of Detroit

M.A., New School University

Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center

The Faculty Center 400

Phone: 646-393-4130



Gender and Sexuality Studies Courses (GSS)