Interdisciplinary Humanities, Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies explores the significance of gender, and examines the social formation of human identities, practices and institutions.

Women's Conf 2015. Angela Davis and Audience
Angela Davis delivers the keynote at UWF's 14th Annual Women's Studies Conference.

Program Description

In the Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program, students critically and creatively bring the analysis of gender to bear on their personal, professional, and civic roles. Designed for students wishing to be exposed to issues that transcend a single discipline, the specialization promotes excellence in education, personal growth, civic awareness, and unique learning experiences and offers a cutting-edge curriculum relevant to the needs of employers. Students engage in a host of co-curricular events and initiatives that help them cultivate their professional skills and put theory into practice. With an enhanced understanding of how gender and sexual politics operate in professional and social environments, student majors and minors go on to pursue a wide array of careers in politics, community relations, education, law, recreation, health and medicine, social work, counseling, business, and finance. For more about what you can do with a degree in women’s studies, see the Feminist Majority Foundation Jobs Center and the National Women’s Studies Association Jobs Bank.

UWF 16th Annual Women's Studies Conference
UWF 15th Annual Women's Studies Conference

16th Annual Women’s Studies Conference

The16th annual Women's Studies Conference at UWF is scheduled for Friday, March 24 from 8am-8pm in the UWF Conference Center.  In addition to the presentation of the Mary F. Rogers Faculty Award, the conference will feature scholarly papers, poster presentations, visual and performance art pieces by graduate and undergraduate students that address women, gender, and sexuality.

The evening keynote address will be delivered by Captain Wendy Lawrence, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, and a seasoned astronaut with 4 space flights and over 1225 hours logged in space. 

The event is free and open to the public but registration is required. For more information, visit The University of West Florida's Annual Women's Studies Conference


Women's Studies Conference Call for Works 2016

The University of West Florida’s 16th Annual Women’s Studies Conference invites undergraduate and graduate submissions that take up women, gender, or sexuality-related topics and issues as a primary focus. Students interested in literature, history, politics, religion, economics, art, music, health, science, technology, or popular and mass cultures are welcome to present using a variety of modes. Submissions may include individual research papers, artwork, original creative pieces, choreographies, musical performances, group panels, or round table discussions. We are also soliciting poster presentations for a session to be run in conjunction with the conference. 

All submissions require a 250 word abstract. Proposals must be emailed in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format to no later than Friday, February 17th, with acceptance decisions to be emailed shortly thereafter. The conference will be held on Friday, March 24, 2017. To become a partner or sponsor, please contact Sydney Stone or Jordan Thames, co-Presidents of the Women’s Studies Collective at

See the requirements and 2017 Call for Works.

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For more information about the Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Specialization, contact Rebecca Steward at (850) 474-2672.

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