Loyola University Chicago

Women's Studies and Gender Studies

Our Mission

  • ‌To promote deeper understandings of feminist scholarship and gender theory across the humanities, social sciences, and applied professions. 

  • To provide innovative, challenging, and thoughtful approaches to teaching and learning for both students and faculty.

  • To acknowledge and honor the diversity of our human community—especially regarding gender, race, class, and sexuality—while working toward social justice.

  • To build and cultivate a community of scholars who are supportive of one another and who carry out our mission in daily practice.

From right, moderator Shweta Singh, and panelists Heather Steans, Carol Moseley Braoun, and Mary Ann Smith get the seminar started by introducing themselves at the Women in Politics seminar in the Information Commons at Loyola University Chicago's Lake Shore campus on March 27, 2017. (Photo: Dominique Ochoa)