Faculty of Arts & Science
Women and Gender Studies Institute
U of T's Women and Gender Studies Institute is dedicated to exploring the entangled work of gender, race and sexuality in identities, relations, practices, theories and institutions. The institute has developed a distinct strength in transnational feminist studies, which joins questions concerning nation-states, citizenship, colonialisms, diasporas and global capitalism with concerns about how to understand the gendered, queered and raced politics of subjectivity, activism and knowledge making. In our classrooms and our research, we put feminism into critical question as much as we develop feminist questions. Our dual emphasis on interdisciplinarity and transnational feminist studies aims to respond to diverse feminisms, as well as to be accountable to the complexities of politics in an interconnected world. Our exciting practicum program offers students the chance to work with community organizations and our many community-engaged research projects. Your gift will play an important role in providing students with experiences that will not only transform their thinking, but also support their future undertakings and sense of self.