Women's and Gender Studies

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Explore the department of Women's and gender Studies

Connect to your community and contribute directly to changing the campus climate and our world. Our courses encourage you to critically examine basic questions about gender roles, gender identity and social justice. Our classes cover topics from gaming and sports to diversity and activism. Small class sizes and engaged faculty afford women’s and gender studies students opportunities to learn with leaders in the field. You will have many opportunities for hands on experience through internships and practicums. Women’s and gender studies graduates pursue careers as varied as business, law, health care, education, social and environmental justice and the arts.

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Kabria Baumgartner, assistant professor of American studies

Historical Support

Historical Support

Kabria Baumgartner receives fellowships for book project on first African American trial lawyer in...

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 Emily Bourne with Avary Thorne, associate coordinator of women’s and gender studies

The Music of Communication

The Music of Communication

COLA Student Fellow charts her path...

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Hamida Hassan '20

A Village of Support

A Village of Support

Advocates help Somalian refugee attend college...

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  • English and Women's Studies Majors | Co-Founder & CEO, Koya Leadership Partners
    Work-life integration skills gained at UNH strengthen the capacity of Katie Bouton '96 to create a positive impact through Koya Leadership Partners. Watch video.
    English and Women's Studies Majors | Co-Founder & CEO, Koya Leadership Partners
    Work-life integration skills gained at UNH strengthen the capacity of Katie Bouton '96 to create a positive impact through Koya Leadership Partners. Watch video.
  • Communication Major
    When Emily Bourne came to UNH from Cornish, N.H., she knew she wanted her future career path to fall “somewhere along the lines of music management.” While she chose a very specific future career, she discovered there was no academic major called “music management.” Not a problem. “When I started...
    Communication Major
    When Emily Bourne came to UNH from Cornish, N.H., she knew she wanted her future career path to fall “somewhere along the lines of music management.” While she chose a very specific future career, she discovered there was no academic major called “music management.” Not a problem. “When I started...
  • Women's Studies Major
    Of Emma Chinman’s many accomplishments, she is most proud of her role as the Associate Chaplain of Durham’s Waysmeet Center. Not only is she serving in this role as an undergraduate student, but it also fulfills her passion and commitment to community service, inclusion and equity. After hearing...
    Women's Studies Major
    Of Emma Chinman’s many accomplishments, she is most proud of her role as the Associate Chaplain of Durham’s Waysmeet Center. Not only is she serving in this role as an undergraduate student, but it also fulfills her passion and commitment to community service, inclusion and equity. After hearing...
  • Women's Studies Major | VP of Community Engagement for a nonpartisan nonprofit organization
    Since graduating from The University of New Hampshire in 2011, I have completed a year of AmeriCorps Service (an experience I highly recommenced to any graduating student!), aligned myself with nonprofit organizations that share my values in various volunteer, part time or internship roles -- MA...
    Women's Studies Major | VP of Community Engagement for a nonpartisan nonprofit organization
    Since graduating from The University of New Hampshire in 2011, I have completed a year of AmeriCorps Service (an experience I highly recommenced to any graduating student!), aligned myself with nonprofit organizations that share my values in various volunteer, part time or internship roles -- MA...
  • International Affairs and Women's Studies Majors | International Property Specialist
    Read more about Tamara's success using her degrees in Women's Studies and International Affairs
    International Affairs and Women's Studies Majors | International Property Specialist
    Read more about Tamara's success using her degrees in Women's Studies and International Affairs

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