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Global Women's Studies

Welcome to Global Women's Studies


In the Global Women’s Studies program, our minor, projects, events, research groups, and honor society celebrate the contributions of women throughout history and explore the ways structures, systems, and events affect women’s lives and contribute to social inequalities. We recognize that gender, race, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, nationality, ability, age, religion, and sexual orientation have profound impacts on women’s lives locally and globally. GWS students learn to effectively communicate women’s accomplishments and challenges orally and in writing. The program encourages students to apply their knowledge in their own lives, to make informed choices about their own behavior and decisions, and to improve the lives of women and families and effect positive change in their communities.

I believe in women, especially thinking women.
Emmeline B. Wells

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Contact Us

Valerie Hegstrom
Faculty Coordinator

Professor
Spanish Literature
3148 JFSB
(801) 422-3191
valerie_hegstrom@byu.edu

Office Hours: by appointment only
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