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Program Co-Directors:
Lisa Cunningham
Phone: (585) 899-3723

Pao Vue
Phone: (585) 385-2142

Women & Gender Studies Minor

What is the Women and Gender Studies Minor?

The women and gender studies minor will enrich your understanding of women’s contributions to society and the role of gender in shaping human life.

By viewing the relationship between gender and power from a variety of perspectives - social, artistic, historical, and scientific - you will understand the ways in which gender is constructed.

The minor also investigates how gender has affected the lives of men and women all over the world and throughout human history.

What Can I Do With a Minor In Women and Gender Studies?

The women and gender studies minor is a perfect fit if you are planning a career in any of the following fields:

  • Business
  • Law
  • Politics
  • International relations
  • Science
  • Health professions
  • Social and community service
  • Education

Women and Gender Studies Club

The Women and Gender Studies Club sponsors a number of events throughout the school year, including:

  • Love Your Body Day
  • Clothesline Project
  • Self-defense classes
  • Movie nights
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Week 

Through both formal and informal means, the club creates an open and safe space for you to examine issues related to gender.

Recent Women & Gender Studies News


Fisher’s Youth Year Fellows on a Mission to Promote Literacy

Fisher’s Youth Year Fellows on a Mission to Promote Literacy


Through the Rochester Youth Year Fellowship, two recent St. John Fisher College alumni are spending their first year as graduates promoting literacy among area elementary school students. Melissa Guck ’15 and Burnette Woody ’15, were both selected as fellows in the program, which places recent graduates at community-based organizations for one year to create or expand initiatives that address the various challenges facing youth and families in Rochester. Read More


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