Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research

The Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research offers an interdisciplinary forum for the study of gender, its function in cultures and societies, and its intersection with race and class. Students may choose from three areas of concentration within the BA program: General Concentration, Concentration in Theories and Politics of Sexuality, Concentration in Gender and International Development. A minor in Women's Studies and a minor in Theories and Politics of Sexuality are also available. The Center offers master's and doctoral students the Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies in conjunction with (other) degree programs. Graduate students may choose a thesis or non-thesis Master of Arts degree.


Gainesville, FL 32611
Ph. (352) 392-3365
Fx. (352) 392-4873


Principal Staff

Donna Tuckey, Office Manager
Ph. (352) 392-3365

Featured Events


Reports & Resources

Judith W. Page, Director - British women writers (18th-19th centuries); Women, literature, and landscape; Gender and ecology

Anita Anantharam - Transnational Feminism; Postcolonial theory; South Asian cultural history (19th century-present); Asian-American diaspora
Florence Babb, Graduate Coordinator - Feminist anthropology; Gender and sexuality; Culture and political economy of globalization; Latin America and the Caribbean
K.L. Broad - social movements; sexualities; methodologies
Stephanie Evans - Black women’s educational and intellectual history; Early 20th century U.S. and higher education history (Jim Crow & the Jazz Age); Research methods in African American history; Graduate training in Black Studies; Cultural identity, community service-learning, and experiential education
Tace Hedrick - Chicana/o & Latina/o Cultural Studies; Afro-Latino/a Cultural Studies; Feminist Theory; Transnational American Intellectual History; Feminist Art History
Angel Kwolek-Folland - Gender and business history; U.S. women’s history; History and sexuality; Gender and international rights
Milagros Peña - Women of Color in U.S. Society; Feminist Social Science Research Methods; Local and Global Perspectives on Women’s Activism; Latina Activism in the U.S. and Latin America; Latinos and Latinas and Civic Engagement in the U.S.; Religion and Gender
Trysh Travis, Undergraduate Coordinator - 20th century US literary and cultural history; Gender and popular culture/media studies; Men and masculinities; History of US feminism


Opportunities, Grants & Fellowships

O. Ruth McQuown Scholarship Awards

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Florida announces the following O. Ruth McQuown Scholarship Awards. The amount of the awards given each year varies depending on the amount released to the committee. The awards range in size from $300 to $10,000. The purpose of the scholarship is to honor outstanding students.

The Madelyn Lockhart Dissertation Fellowship and the Association for Academic Women Emerging Scholar Awards

The Association for Academic Women (AAW) at the University of Florida established the Madelyn Lockhart Dissertation Fellowship to honor an outstanding female graduate student. One fellowship in an amount up to $2,000 will be awarded to assist in the dissertation phase of the doctoral degree. The recipient must be enrolled in dissertation credits for at least one semester (for example summer 2013 or fall 2013 and/or spring, 2014) after she is selected to receive the fellowship.