Gender Studies office

Gender Studies analyzes systems of gender and sexuality in diverse local, national, and global contexts. Gender Studies students and scholars identify, examine, and challenge injustice, while imagining and creating better futures that serve the common good.

At the University of Notre Dame, Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary academic unit. Our Program is home to more than 100 students and more than 60 faculty associated with 22 areas of study across campus.


Undergraduate Programs Graduate Program

Intellectual Exchange and Collaboration

The Gender Studies Program develops, promotes, and supports scholarship, creative work, pedagogy, service, and activism that expand knowledge, respect human dignity, foster solidarity, and build toward the common good.

Our Program actively supports campus efforts to make the University of Notre Dame more diverse, equitable, and just. We are a resource to the Notre Dame community regarding issues related to gender and sexuality, and we work to bridge rigorous research with student development, leadership, and praxis—the integration of learning with social justice.

Beyond the Classroom

Our undergraduate students benefit from internship programs that emphasize the holistic and practical applications of a Gender Studies education, connecting learning with community service and positive social change. Our graduate students have the opportunity to develop their pedagogical skills by teaching our introductory course and mentoring our undergraduate students. In addition to their teaching, our award-winning faculty members foster critical attention to gender and sexuality in their research, creative work, service, and activism.


The Gender Studies Program welcomes your support in any number of ways. We value the time, talent, and treasure of our graduates and friends and welcome collaborative efforts to further our work. Make a gift here or connect with the department about other ways to get involved.