In his new book, Genre and White Supremacy in the Postemancipation United States (Oxford University Press, 2020) Travis M. Foster, PhD, associate professor of English and Academic Director of Villanova’s Gender and Women’s Studies Program, offers an important new study of popular literature’s role in refashioning and resisting white supremacy in an emergent post-emancipation climate.
Gender and Women's Studies Program
Welcome to Gender and Women's Studies
We offer interdisciplinary programs with a range of courses for a major or minor or a graduate certificate in Gender and Women's Studies.
We are open to undergraduate students from across the University, from the College of Arts and Sciences to Engineering and the School of Business.
Because gender and sexuality are fundamental to the ways humans 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.
GWS Faculty Spotlight:
Travis M. Foster, PhD, Publishes New Book
In the News
GWS Academic Director, Dr. Catherine Kerrison's new book Jefferson's Daughters: Three Sisters,White and Black in a Young America is available for purchase!
Read Kerrison's Washington Post Op-Ed: How did we lose a president's daughter? What the disapearance of Jefferson's daughter can tell us about racism in America.