Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies

At TWU's Department of Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies, our goal is to provide each of our students with a transdisciplinary, transgressive and transformative education taught by a nationally recognized faculty.

As the largest public university primarily for women in the U.S. with one of the top 10 most diverse student populations in the nation, our department offers a multicultural curriculum that focuses on feminist and womanist scholarship on behalf of human rights and social justice.

Why Study Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies?

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Nationally Recognized Faculty

  • Our award-winning faculty represent a broad range of interests, backgrounds and research subjects concentrating on gender, multiculturalism, history, spirituality, social justice and education.
  • Our graduate student-to-faculty ratio is 8:1, therefore creating a small classroom for our students to engage in discussion, dialogue and an immersive learning experience.

Accomplished Alumni

  • From community development and activism, to legal work and executive leadership, our talented graduates have helped educate, encourage and empower their communities and professional organizations.

Our Academic Programs

Learn more about our minor in Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies

Details about our Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies graduate certificate, master’s and doctoral programs


Still from The Revival: Women and the Word (dir. Sekiya Dorsett, 2016). Used with permission.
Still from The Revival: Women and the Word (dir. Sekiya Dorsett, 2016). Used with permission.

New issue of Films for the Feminist Classroom available now


We are thrilled to announce that the latest issue of Films for the Feminist Classroom, published through the Department of Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies at Texas Woman's University, is now available.

This issue of FFC offers an exciting collection of tools for educators. In addition to a wide variety of film reviews, issue 9.2 highlights the Denton Black Film Festival (DBFF) with two interviews, one featuring festival Director Harry Eaddy and Director of Film Programming Linda Eaddy and another with Eboni Johnson, director of the DBFF Institute. We also celebrate and look back on the first decade of FFC through retrospectives by Deanna Utroske, who is one of the journal's founding editors, and FFC's current editor. In addition, you can find reviews with concrete, practical information about incorporating a variety of films and videos in your teaching. Topics include farming as a form and site of resistance, sex trafficking, women veterans, US healthcare, the work of artists and the power of art to build community, fundamentalist organizations and activists, alternative legal systems, government practices of disappearing people, and transnational immigrant families in the United States.

Career Outlook

Our graduates meet the growing regional, national and international needs for both higher education professionals and leaders of nongovernmental, social service, health care, law and research agencies that address a broad range of social justice issues.

Visit our Career Resources page for more information about volunteer, internship and career opportunities for Multicultural Womens and Gender Studies students.

Page last updated 4:47 PM, January 27, 2020