Gender and Women's Studies Program

Welcome to Gender and Women's Studies at Villanova University.

We are an interdisciplinary program offering a range of courses and a major and minor in Gender and Women's Studies.  The program is open to undergraduate students across the University, from the College of Arts and Sciences to Engineering and the School of Business. Check out our blog to learn more about us. 

Because gender and sexuality are fundamental to the ways men and women understand themselves, a major or minor in Gender and Women’s Studies can enhance practically any other field of study. It is a discipline that continually asks us to rethink history, culture and identity, and in the 21st Century it continues to transform scholarship and fundamental assumptions in all areas of the humanities, social and natural sciences, and the professions.

Read students' testimonials about the importance of Gender and Women's Studies to their college experience.

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Faculty Spotlight

Jean Lutes

Gender and Women's Studies Co-Director, Jean Lutes was featured in the DelcoTimes.
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Contact Information

Gender and Women's Studies Program
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
SAC 488
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: 610-519-3815

Program Co-Directors:
Lisa Sewell
Jean Lutes 610-519-6518

Administrative Assistant:
Joyce Harden

Graduate Assistant:
Jessica Otterbine


News and Events

Join our Facebook group page and visit our Blog to keep up-to-date on all of the exciting things happening in our program.

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