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Mission Statement

Women’s and Gender Studies at Texas A&M University is one of several interdisciplinary programs within the College of Liberal Arts.  WGST trains graduate students via a certificate program, designed to enhance scholars’ understanding of gender and increase attention to and discussion about gender in the future academy. WGST provides outstanding experiences to undergraduate students, developing their critical thinking and communication skills via high-impact educational experiences, small class sizes, technological innovations, and a truly liberal arts interdisciplinary approach.  The program cultivates social justice, activism, and advocacy against injustice in its research, graduate education, undergraduate education, and across the university community.  Through its curricular and research efforts, the program strengthens the attention for women’s, gender, and sexuality issues across all disciplines in the college and university. Attention is given to the historical, cross-cultural, and multicultural aspects of gender in the experience of women and men.

Diversity and Inclusion

Women’s and Gender Studies at Texas A&M is committed to recognizing diversity across zones of cultural contact and attending to differences.  With roots in a social justice mission and a pedagogical and scholarly commitment to ameliorating histories of inequality, inclusion is a basic principle and fundamental practice in this program.  As a member of the Texas A&M community, we embrace the values articulated by the Texas A&M University at http://diversity.tamu.edu and the College of Liberal Arts at https://libarts.tamu.edu/about/engagement/climate-inclusion/.  Further, we recognize our complicity in systems of inequality and are dedicated to critical interventions in systemic bias and institutional violence.