Women's and Gender Studies
The Women's and Gender Studies Program at Morgan State University is comprised of an interdisciplinary group of faculty dedicated to improving the lives and living conditions of women in the United States and in the global community. Both in the classroom and through their research, WGST faculty investigate cultural, social, economic, and psychological issues important in and to the lives of women, especially women of color. We bring together various critical approaches and disciplinary specialties to explore gender and sexuality, paying particular attention to how those constructs are affected by race, religion, class, and nationality. We aim to teach students to think critically about how cultures construct and police gender and sexuality, and to recognize the consequences - both empowering and restrictive - of gender roles in our own urban environment and in communities around the world. We strive through critical and collegial collaboration to conduct meaningful research and produce significant arguments that will alleviate oppression and facilitate intercultural and cross-cultural communication about gender and sexuality. We aim to foster a strong relationship between the College of Liberal Arts and the local community through community outreach initiatives and colloquiums on topics important to local women. We seek to empower our students and ourselves to become positive agents of change wherever people are oppressed based on gender or sexuality.
The Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Morgan State University, in conjunction with B’More Proud, invites scholars to participate in a one-day academic symposium. The symposium will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2013. This symposium seeks to explore the complex intersections of sexuality, gender, race and ethnicity as they relate to LGBTQ themes. Each year’s themes will reflect the dimensionality of intersectional inquiry. The symposium is open to scholars in every discipline whose work is pertinent to Queer Studies and/or the LGBTQ community.