Women's and Gender Studies Program


For the past three decades, our department has invited students and faculty to question all suppositions, givens, and assumptions about the ideas and notions surrounding gender and sexuality. 

Drawing on Saint Mary’s traditions of critical thinking and social justice, we ask the community to imagine what an inclusive and just society might look like, engaging everyone in making the ideal of equality and social justice a reality.

With our small interactive classes, well-respected faculty, and careful academic and career advising, you will leave this program well-equipped to make an impact in any field you choose. We are here to help make your aspirations a reality.


Students in a group with a famous speaker

Speaker Series

Our ​​​​Women’s and Gender Studies Speaker Series brings important thinkers and activists to campus to engage and debate. Past speakers have included Angela Davis, Alice Walker, and Gloria Steinem.

School Information

Myrna Santiago, WaGS Director

Denise Witzig, WaGS Coordinator

Lori Erokan, WaGS Administrative Assistant

Women's and Gender Studies Main phone line