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About Women's Studies at SIUE

Welcome to the SIUE Women's Studies Page!

The goal of our program is to invite students to inquire critically into the beliefs, attitudes, and values surrounding gender and sexualities. Women's Studies courses focus on the often under-represented contributions of women to literature, art, history, science, and social sciences, but, as importantly, WMST classes also ask students to think about structures of power that inform our political and cultural landscapes and, ultimately, to challenge expectations that impede social justice.

We'd love to have your participate in our program in any number of ways: you can take a Women's Studies course; attend one of the regular lectures or events we host on campus; ; join the student group, Making Waves; declare a minor; or simply look through our website for information about feminist scholarship and activism. Feel free to stop by the Women's Studies Office (Peck 3407) for more information, formal mentoring, or just a cup of coffee. You can also reach the Director of the Women's Studies program, Professor Carolina Rocha, at 618-650-2313 or Also, please be sure to be our friend on Facebook to receive information about events and to join the conversation about current issues.


The image used on our website is a detail of Carrie Moyer's painting "The Stone Age" from the Elizabeth Sackler Center for Feminist Art housed at the Brooklyn Museum in Brooklyn, New York. We've got a link to their website on our "Links We Like" Page.

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