Women’s and Gender Studies Minor

Are you interested in learning the stories of women from around the globe and 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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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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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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Goshen Monologues to share stories of women

Every woman has a story. On Tuesday, April 8, Goshen Monologues will share those stories, written by women, told by women, and for women.

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Goshen College women share stories at first Goshen Monologues event - The Elkhart Truth

Friendship, family and faith are among the issues that will be explored in the first Goshen Monologues event.

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Jo-Ann Brant

Jo-Ann Brant

Professor of Bible, Religion & Philosophy, Honors Director

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Keith Graber Miller

Keith Graber Miller

Professor of Bible, Religion & Philosophy

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Jeanne Liechty

Jeanne Liechty

Professor of Social Work, Director of Social Work Program

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Jan Bender Shetler

Jan Bender Shetler

Professor of History

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Ann Hostetler

Ann Hostetler

Professor of English

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Beth Birky

Beth Birky

Professor of English, WGS Director

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David Lind

David Lind

Associate Professor of Sociology

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Jessica Baldanzi

Jessica Baldanzi

Associate Professor of English

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Kendra Yoder

Kendra Yoder

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Regina Shands Stoltzfus

Regina Shands Stoltzfus

Assistant Professor of PJCS

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