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Faculty Spotlight

RCW Livingston Award

Dr. Rita Cameron Wedding, Chair of Women's Studies and Ethnic Studies Professor, was the 2012 recipient of the Livingston Award.  To view the lecture, please click here.

Sujatha Moni-Teaching Award

Sujatha Moni, Assistant Professor, Women's Studies is the winner of the SSIS Outstanding Teaching Award, 2012-13.

Upcoming Events

Sally Roesch Wagner, a founder of the Women's Studies program, will give a lecture titled "Activism on Campus in the 1970s" on Wednesday, March 19 from 2-4pm in the Hinde Auditorium located in the University Union.

Women's Studies, putting theory into practice since 1971The field of Women’s Studies is dedicated to studying women’s lives and facilitating political activism and community participation. What makes Women’s Studies such a dynamic field is the conviction that theoretical knowledge is best illuminated when connected to political projects and personal experiences.

Our Women’s Studies curriculum is multi-disciplinary and focuses on women, gender, and sexuality in relation to other social and economic forces such as racism, ethnocentrism, capitalism, and militarism. Students have opportunities to examine women’s diverse experiences–locally, nationally and globally–within feminist and social justice frameworks.

The course of study situates gender in specific historical and cultural contexts, and examines how our lives are shaped by social and economic institutions, political movements, and individual experiences. We also place a strong focus on community involvement and activism, and we offer many opportunities for internships and service work credit.

Department Contact Information

Department Chair: Dr. Rita Cameron Wedding
Office Coordinator: Michelle Tarter
Phone: (916) 278-6817
Fax: (916) 278-7390
Office: Amador Hall 561B
E-mail: womensstudies@csus.edu

Department Office Hrs: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00-4:00;
Tuesday, Thursday 8:00-12:00

Mailing Address:
Women's Studies Department
California State University, Sacramento
6000 "J" Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6035

Any questions or comments? E-mail us!