Feminist Studies at UC Santa Barbara

Feminist Studies is an interdisciplinary field that produces cutting-edge research and fosters innovative teaching. The subject matter of feminist studies is more than women: research and teaching focus on the ways that relations of gender, intersecting with race, class, ethnicity, sexuality, nation, ability, and other differences, affect every aspect of society.

The Department of Feminist Studies, with ten core and 50 affiliated faculty members, offers a multifaceted curriculum that invites students to deepen their understanding of diverse women's lives, cultures, and histories in the United States and around the globe.

We offer an undergraduate major and minor, and house the minor in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer studies.  We have a M.A. and PhD program, and continue to run a doctoral emphasis for graduate students in affiliated departments.

Center for Research on Women & Social Justice

The Center for Research on Women and Social Justice approaches the study of women in culture and society from an interdisciplinary and multicultural perspective.

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Announcements

Congratulations, Dr. CJ Jones! CJ defended their dissertation and will start a post-doctoral fellowship at SUNY-Purchase.

The Department of Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary lecturers to teach feminist studies courses in the Feminist Studies Department for upcoming openings.