About

Women’s & Gender Studies

It all started in 1974, when the UTA Center for Women’s Studies was created. Throughout the years, we’ve developed into an excellent Minor for those interested in the intersectionality of gender, sexuality, and power structures.

We have not only grown the number of classes offered throughout the semesters, but also added events like LUNAFEST and Women’s History Month Lectures. Our growing numbers of Affiliated Faculty add their expertise to our program. And the number of our WGS Minors has steadily increased as well. All these factors continue to build the Women’s & Gender Studies Program.

History Highlights

1974

1974 shorthorn newspaper

1974

UTA Center for Women’s Studies created

1976

1976

WOMS course prefix official

1980

1980

Woman Fair conference

1986

1987 shorthorn newspaper

1986

1st Women’s History Month on campus

1991

1991 shorthorn newspaper

1991

Women’s Studies Program official undergraduate Minor

1997

1997

Women’s Studies Program offers 1st original course: Intro to Women’s Studies

2002

expanding your horizons logo

1997

Women’s Studies hosts Expanding Your Horizons in 1997

2011

2011

Women’s & Gender Studies Program official new name

2011

lunafest logo

2011

Women’s & Gender Studies hosts LUNAFEST short film series

2011

2011

20th Anniversary at UTA

2020

2020

COVID-19 Pandemic shuts down Women’s History Month events

2021

redefining the f word graphic

2021

Women’s History Month virtually celebrated, using Microsoft Teams