School of Humanities

Gender Studies

 

Associated entities and resources

Australian Women?s and Gender Studies Association

Stamp Outskirts journal
 

Further information

Brochures

 

Examine thought-provoking relevant issues and discourses about gender in society. 

Why study Gender Studies?

Equity and diversity are key areas in all organisations. Globally, industries are culminating gender inequalities that require important contributions to be made by knowledgeable individuals. This makes gender studies a valuable addition to any degree.

Students develop skills in critical thinking and cultivate complex perspectives around gender and sexuality which can be applied to occupations in human resource management, politics, law, policy planning, social work, research, teaching and education, media and journalism, community development, women?s services, human rights and equal opportunity.

UWA offers units that engage with gender studies across a range of disciplines

Level 1
ENGL1902
Reading Bodies
GEND1901
Gender in Australia
Level 2
GEND2901
Sex, Bodies, Spaces
GEND2902
Men and Masculinities
HIST2013
Medieval and Early Modern Women
ANTH2405
Sex, Gender and Social Life
Level 3
GEND3901
Feminist Thought
ASIA3004
Gender and Power in Asia
KORE3812
Contemporary Korean Society
LAWS3330
Gender and the Law
EMPL3208
Managing Diversity
POLS3335
Saving the World: Social Movements and the Politics of Change
Level 4
COMM4102
Sexuality, Media, Culture
Level 5
SOCS5004
Doing Gendered Research
SOCS5013
Gender and Development: Approaches and Issues

If you are completing the previously available Gender Studies major, unit options are available in the Handbook.

If there are any problems completing your major, contact the Student Advisor.

Research

Many UWA academics are engaged in research that relates to gender, sexuality, feminist methodologies and queer theory. Potential postgraduates are encouraged to contact those whose research profile matches their interests.

Arts Faculty staff whose primary interests are in gender studies include:

Alison Bartlett

Chantal Bourgault

Susan Broomhill

Rob Cover

Laura Dales

Romit Dasgupta

Jo Elfving-Hwang

Lyn Parker

Jacqueline Van Gent