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Gender Studies aims to reveal and understand the social structures and power relations that create and reproduce asymmetrical and unequal relations between the sexes.  Gender Studies provides students with the necessary intellectual tools to examine society and culture from a critical perspective and to challenge the “taken for granted”—namely, basic assumptions about the division of labor between men and women in different contexts and in different historical periods.

 

The Gender Studies Program at BGU is a multidisciplinary one, and as such crosses disciplinary boundaries. Given the diverse expertise of our lecturers and the courses they offer, our program exposes students to many fields of knowledge, while ensuring they receive rigorous training on the other.  The main fields of study we offer include: feminist theory, queer theory, transgender studies, gender and sexuality, gender and urban studies, women and the periphery, gender and critical race studies, and legal gender studies. Our program actively supports a range of on-campus activism and collaborates with feminist organizations in the Beer Sheva area and beyond. This close collaboration with local feminist groups has led to the development of a number or unique courses that consist of feminist praxis in the community. The Gender Studies Program at BGU offers a full MA program as well as a BA minor.

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