Admissions & Aid
Learn about the myriad issues affecting women and sexual minorities.
Our interdisciplinary women’s and gender studies program will provide you the skills to examine and critique cultural, economic, historical, political, social, and sexual issues using feminist and queer philosophical paradigms. Aside from learning about a cross section of feminist and queer thinkers, places, and events, you will explore ideas such as how one’s gender affects access to power and whether or not the idea of power itself is an inherently problematic arrangement. You will also have the opportunity to study how other factors such as race, class, sexuality, and ability further impact one’s feminist identification. A degree in women’s and gender studies opens up the door for careers in activism, education, law, medicine, nonprofit, politics, psychology, and more. We also offer a minor in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) studies, which investigates many of the same issues from the perspectives of queer theory and queer thinkers.
Women’s Leadership Initiative
Shirley Chisholm Project on Brooklyn Women’s Activism
Affiliate Faculty and Staff Form
Book Launch and Conversation: Kristen Ghodsee’s Everyday Utopia—What 2,000 Years of Wild Experiments Can Teach Us About the Good Life, with Liza Featherstone
Graduate Open House – Magner Career Center, School of Humanities and Social Sciences Workshop (Online)
New Books by BC Faculty Series: Revolutionary Feminists—A Conversation With Barbara Winslow, Zinga Fraser, and Jeanne Theoharis
Amount = $600. To a women’s and gender studies major who will graduate that calendar year (spring, summer, or fall) and who has excelled in academic coursework in the major and, secondarily, in their other course work and academic activities as a student.
Amount = $400. To a women’s and gender studies minor (in WGST or LGBTQ studies) who will graduate that calendar year (spring, summer, or fall) and who has excelled in academic coursework in the minor and, secondarily, in their other course work and academic activities as a student.
Amount = $400. To a student who shows early signs of accomplishment in women’s and gender studies course work. Open to any student who has completed at least two courses in WGST beyond the introductory course and still has at least two years to graduation.
Amount = $5,000 (each). To two women’s studies majors with a 3.00 GPA or better who have demonstrated an interest in women’s studies by attending events and participating in initiatives. A two-page essay must be submitted to the department answering the question, “Why Women’s Studies?”
Amount= Up to $1,000. Application Deadline: March 30, 2022
Open to education, English, and women’s studies undergraduates entering junior or lower senior year and attending Brooklyn College in fall 2022. You may eligible to receive $1,000 for your junior/senior year if you demonstrate the following:
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Amount = $600. Award for student activism. For four women’s and gender studies student awards from the Kornblau Award account.
Amount = $750. For undergraduate students who have declared a major in women’s and gender studies. The award is to be given to however many students each year the women’s and gender studies program sees fit. If no students meet the stated criteria, no award need be made in that year.
Amount = $250. Women’s and gender studies is uniquely well-suited to prepare students to become informed and engaged citizens. Here is a chance for you to demonstrate leadership skills in a community of your choice.
Amount = $300. Merit-based award for a student who shows outstanding student achievement in the LGBTQ studies minor or in a course in the LGBTQ studies minor.
For more information e-mail Professor Namulundah Florence.
During the spring semester, you may e-mail Professor Namulundah Florence, the WGST director and program adviser, with any questions. All e-mails will be answered within 24 hours.
Professor Florence also has virtual office hours for students. Please e-mail to schedule an appointment:
If you have an urgent question, you may contact the WGST administrative coordinator, Irva Adams, at 718.951.5476 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays.
Director and Program Adviser: Namulundah Florence
1207 Ingersoll Hall