Multicultural Women’s & Gender Studies

At TWU's Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies Program, 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 program offers a multicultural curriculum that focuses on feminist and womanist scholarship on behalf of human rights and social justice.

Dr. Danielle Phillips-Cunningham is the Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies Program Lead. If you have questions about our program, please email

Our statement in support of Black Lives Matter

We join everyone in our program and across the world who are seeking ways to deepen our commitment to challenging the long and ever-present histories of state- and police-sponsored violence and white supremacy that disproportionately target, injure and kill minoritized peoples. Read our full statement>>

Danielle Phillips-Cunningham

Dr. Danielle Phillips-Cunningham, Program Lead of Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies, was awarded the C.L.R. James Research Fellowship from the African American Intellectual History Society to support her research on Nannie Helen Burroughs. She will be recognized during an awards ceremony on March 12th. Dr. Phillips-Cunningham was also elected to the national Executive Board of the Labor and Working Class History Association (LAWCHA).



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.

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 12:39 PM, October 7, 2022