Upon graduation, students majoring or minoring in Gender, Sexuality, and Intersectionality Studies will be able to:
Analyze course content and complete assignments using interdisciplinary techniques.
Demonstrate self-reflexivity about one’s ideas as well as one’s social and political position within systems of oppression and privilege in national and transnational contexts.
Describe the similarities and differences of a broad range of intersectional feminist and queer theories and practices in their specific historical and cultural contexts.
Collaborate with community partners in praxis-based work, using field-specific theories and methods to create and evaluate its conceptualization and outcomes.
Design and execute independent research, creative projects and/or community engaged projects
Reflect on and communicate the value of the major or minor towards academic and post-graduation goals.
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Psychology major, Gender and Women’s Studies minor
Favorite classroom experience at Conn:
My favorite classroom experience at Conn was “Cultural Psychology.” Since the subject itself deals with personal identities, the professor proactively created a space where students felt they could share their stories while also being able to ask challenging questions about bigger theories and experiences. This was an amazing classroom dynamic.
Best takeaway from my internship:
I interned in a child sexual abuse prevention and advocacy organization. One of the most important takeaways was the importance of listening. I think that as a society we like to give advice and always state our opinions, but often we forget that what a person wants is just to be heard.
I will be attending the University of Vermont to pursue a master’s degree in higher education and student affairs.
LGBTQIA Resource Center Queer Peer Program and QPOC+, Office Of Sexual Violence Prevention and Advocacy, Global Learning Center Language Fellow, Orientation Committee, Women’s Empowerment Initiative, Senior Center, Eclipse, Color Brave Monologue, Connecticut College Children’s Center, Admission Tour Guide, Jennings Elementary School student volunteer
Gender, Sexuality and Intersectionality Studies Department