Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies


Angela Davis
Angela Davis is an American political activist, scholar, and author. She is not only a feminist activist; she was involved in the Civil Rights Movement and is the founder of Critical Resistance, an organization working to abolish the prison-industrial complex.


Leila Ahmed
Leila Ahmed is an Egyptian American writer on Islam and Islamic feminism as well as being the first women's studies professor at Harvard Divinity School.


Gloria Steinem
Gloria Steinem is an American feminist, journalist, and social and political activist who became nationally recognized as a leader of, and media spokeswoman for, the women's liberation movement in the late 1960s and 1970s.


Judith Butler
Judith Butler is an American post-structuralist philosopher, who has contributed to the fields of feminist philosophy, queer theory, political philosophy, and ethics.

bell hooks
Gloria Jean Watkins, better known by her pen name bell hooks, is an American author, feminist, and social activist. She took her nom de plume from her maternal great-grandmother Bell Blair Hooks.

Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies

Gloria Banner

Women’s Studies, the academic branch of the feminist movement, seeks to address the exclusion of women’s accomplishments and experiences from the traditional university curriculum. Women’s Studies is an inherently interdisciplinary field which both critiques and complements the perspectives of the social sciences, the arts and humanities, and the sciences, recognizing that no single subject can adequately address women’s diverse experiences. Women’s Studies scholars recognize that women’s experience has always been and continues to be influenced by a complex matrix of forces, including race, class, sexuality, age, ability, and many others.   



Dr. Kimberly Dennis

Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies Coordinator,

Fall 2012 - Spring 2014

Phone: 407.691.1093


Office: CFAC 121C