About the Program

The Women and Gender Studies program focuses on the intersections of gender, ethnicity, class, and nationality to understand systems of power and oppression in everyday life, as well as the ongoing struggle for justice throughout the world. Students work with faculty members to connect feminist theories with advocacy and social justice and to critique the cultural construction of gender and power in the global community. Program curriculum and activities also examine the extent to which women have located sources of strength as active agents of change to improve the daily lives of others in our global community. This interdisciplinary field of study offers opportunities inside and outside the classroom that will help you develop the advocacy, research, critical thinking, and written and oral communication skills to prepare for your chosen career.

See our Program Card for more information.

Dr. J. Cherie Strachan, Director
Anspach 002
Phone: 989.774.3601
Fax: 989.774.1792

To join our mailing list, send an e-mail to strac1jc@cmich.edu.


  • Checks made payable to "Central Michigan University" (with a note that the funds are for the Women and Gender Studies Program) should be mailed to Office of the Dean, 106 Anspach Hall, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859.
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