Sexuality, Women’s, and Gender Studies

Sexuality, Women’s, and Gender Studies (SWAG) is an interdisciplinary field that emphasizes the core principles of intersectionality and social justice. Through courses offered across the academic disciplines, you’ll learn to employ a variety of methodological approaches, bringing together research and activism.

By engaging in intersectional analysis, you’ll develop an understanding of how race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, and other aspects of identity shape the experiences of individuals and groups. You’ll learn to apply theoretical concepts to your own experience, analyze structures of systemic privileges and oppressions, and recognize the ways that identity categories shape knowledge and experience.


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Sexuality, Women’s, and Gender Studies

French House – Room 104
1000 Holt Ave.
Winter Park, FL 32789

Telephone: 407.646.2177

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  • Kim Dennis portrait

    Kim Dennis, PhD

    Professor of Art History

    Research interests: Renaissance and Baroque art and architecture, with a particular interest in women’s involvement in the arts as artists, patrons, and subjects

  • Jill Jones

    Jill Jones, PhD

    Professor of English

    Research interests: 19th- and 20th-century American literature, African American literature, women writers, and autobiography

  • Amy McClure, PhD

    Amy McClure, PhD

    Associate Professor of Sociology

    Research interests: Secularism and parenting; intersectionality of gender; sexualities, race, and class; and the scholarship of teaching and learning

  • Margaret McLaren, PhD

    Margaret McLaren, PhD

    Professor of Philosophy

    Research interests: Human rights and globalization, feminist theory and gender issues, and 20th-century French philosophy

  • L. Ryan Musgrave, PhD

    L. Ryan Musgrave, PhD

    Associate Professor of Philosophy; Program Coordinator, Sexuality, Women’s, and Gender Studies

    Research interests: Philosophy of law, social and political philosophy, aesthetics, feminist theory, American philosophy, and philosophy of education

  • Paul Reich portrait

    Paul Reich, PhD

    Associate Professor of English

    Research interests: Late 19th- and 20th-century American literature, African American literature, the American West, and popular culture