Click HERE for spring 2015 Women's Studies 
Office Hours and contact information.
...to The Women's Studies Program 
of Kean University

The Women's Studies Program offers students an interdisciplinary approach to the study of women and gender relations. Courses reflect new scholarship on women's lives, their contribution to literature, art and society, their changing roles, and the diversity of their experiences as shaped by issues of race, class, ethnicity, and gender.

Most of the courses are cross-listed in other disciplines such as Sociology, Psychology, History, English, and Physical Education. As such, almost all of the Women's Studies courses count towards the fulfillment of major, minor, and general education requirements. This allows students to concurrently pursue both their major and minor degrees., as well as achieve a collateral certificate in a program that has practical applications and social relevance. 

Women's Studies Minor 
Guide Sheet Fall 2015:
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Women Studies Minor 
Graduation Form:
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Violence Against Women -- It's a Men's Issue

  A Ted Talk by Jackson Katz 5/13. Click on link below to view:


Domestic violence and sexual abuse are often called "women's issues." But in this bold, blunt talk, Jackson Katz points out that these are intrinsically men's issues -- and shows how these violent behaviors are tied to definitions of manhood. A clarion call for us all -- women and men -- to call out unacceptable behavior and be leaders of change.




...The courses offered are enthralling, and there was never a dull moment in the classes I took. It was fascinating for me to learn about women's history: our minds, our bodies, our fights.

The professors are exceptional and they are all willing to help if you are having a hard time. I always looked forward to sitting in the women's studies class with a new lesson learned. Another thing I loved was the fact that the courses aren't just lecture courses. 

The professors encourage and welcome discussions; our opinions were always accepted. Class was never an hour of writing notes. As a class we were always so deep into our discussions that we would lose track of time. There's a lot to learn and there is a lot to teach."

--Caroline, Class of 2011, Women's Studies Collateral Program graduate




Women's History
Month Events:

Film Festival
GenDeR MaTTeRs:
 yours, Mine & ours
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Please Join Us 
In Welcoming:

Dr. Antoinette 


Prof., Women & Gender Studies, NJ City Univ. 
Director, Lee Hagan Africana Studies Center

Race, Identity, Appropriation, 
& the Lingering Sarah Baartman 
Effect on Young Black Women

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e posters 
for each Faculty 

Participating Faculty:

  • Dr. James Conyers
  • Dr. John Gruesser
  • Dr Elizabeth Hyde & Panel 
  • Dr. Celene Krauss
  • Dr. Abigail Perkiss

Dr. Elizabeth Hyde, Dept. of History at Kean University. With Ms. Erin Alghandoor, Kean University Archivist, Dr. Emily Filardo, Director of the Women's Studies Program,. and Student Participants Laura Hurley and Christina Leedy.