Women’s and Gender Studies Minor

Are you interested in learning the stories of women from around the globe? How about studying cultural assumptions about gender, race and class? The women’s and gender studies minor at Goshen College enables students—both women and men—to gain a new perspective on their experiences in a gendered society.

This minor will equip you with the tools to identify factors that constrain women’s lives. You’ll work with our stellar staff to examine gender through the lens of literature, history, popular culture, sociology, religion and more. You can also join the Goshen Student Women’s Association (GSWA), a student-run club whose mission is to build community and create a safe space to discuss women’s issues and other concerns. When you enter the job market, organizations will value your unique, informed perspective on contemporary issues related to gender.

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News & Events

Sexual Violence Awareness Week

Students observed sexual violence awareness week (April 12-17) with a number of activities, including Goshen monologues, a candlelight vigil, Carry That Weight, the Clothesline Project and Take Back the Night.

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Goshen College women to share stories at second Goshen Monologues

Goshen College faculty, staff and student women will perform stories about friendship, sexuality, body image, trauma and triumph in the second annual Goshen Monologues on Tuesday, April 14. The performance will take place at 8 p.m. in the Goshen College Church-Chapel and is free and open to the public.

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Mennonite Women USA pilots Sister Care seminar at Goshen College

Mennonite Women USA presented the first Sister Care seminar specifically for college students on March 20-21 at Goshen College, offering a workshop for young women to explore personal healing and recovery in light of faith.

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Healthy Bodies Week

Organized by the Goshen Student Women’s Association, Health Bodies Week is an annual event that raises awareness about body image and mental health issues.

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Students carry mattresses in solidarity

Over 130 students with 19 mattresses stood in Schrock Plaza in October to stand in solidarity with the Carry That Weight movement’s National Day of Action.

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Faculty

Julie Reese

Julie Reese

Professor of Psychology

Jeanne Liechty

Jeanne Liechty

Professor of Social Work, Director of Social Work Program

Jan Bender Shetler

Jan Bender Shetler

Professor of History

Keith Graber Miller

Keith Graber Miller

Professor of Bible, Religion & Philosophy

Ann Hostetler

Ann Hostetler

Professor of English

Beth Birky

Beth Birky

Professor of English, WGS Director

Jo-Ann Brant

Jo-Ann Brant

Professor of Bible, Religion & Philosophy, Honors Director

Jessica Baldanzi

Jessica Baldanzi

Associate Professor of English

David Lind

David Lind

Associate Professor of Sociology

Kendra Yoder

Kendra Yoder

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Regina Shands Stoltzfus

Regina Shands Stoltzfus

Assistant Professor of PJCS

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