The University of Texas at DallasSchool of Interdisciplinary Studies
The University of Texas at Dallas


Esther Johnston (Students A-F)
Academic Advisor
Office GR 2.220

Tess Kuo (Students G-O)
Academic Advisor
Office GR 2.702

Janet H. Collins (Students P-Z)
Academic Advisor
Office GR 2.704

Dr. Karen Prager, Gender Studies Program

Gender Studies
banner Gender Studies

Our Mission

To place gender at the center of scholarly analysis. Image
To study how gender fundamentally shapes our history and culture, in ways we often overlook.
To highlight gender as a driving force in social life for both women and men.

Our Goals

To examine gender as a system of ideas defining masculinity and femininity, delineating differences between the sexes, and regulating expressions of sexuality.
To provide a rich understanding of gender as a social construction that intersects with class, race, age, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and sexual identity.
Image To integrate insights about gender from the social and behavioral sciences, humanities, and the arts, and to use gender as a way to interrogate the boundaries between these existing bodies of knowledge.
To examine the lives and experiences of groups which have been underrepresented in traditional academic work -- e.g., women, ethnic and religious minorities, gays and lesbians, the poor and working class.
To acquaint students with the fundamental methodologies of women’s and gender studies.