Add knowledge of feminist scholarship to your advanced degree program.

9 Hours of Coursework
2 Research Centers
2:1 Student-to-Faculty ratio
intensive research opportunities
Faculty Research Interests

- 19th Century Bourgeois Women

- Rape in Journalism

- Legal and Scientific Discourses


- Masculinity

- Gender Violence in Motion Pictures

- Age as Intersecting Inequality


- Critical Body Studies

- Science Studies

- Transgender


- Hinduism

- South Asia

- Culture


- South Asia

- Girls’ empowerment

- Language debates


Women's and Gender Studies Research Highlights

King, Neal and Toni Calasanti. 2013. “Men’s aging amidst intersecting relations of inequality.” Sociology Compass 7:699-710.

Labuski, Christine and Colton Keo-Meier.  The (Mis)Measure of Trans.  Transgender Studies Quarterly,2(1): 13-33.

Labuski, Christine. 2013. Vulnerable Vulvas: Female Genital Integrity in Health and Dis-ease. Feminist Studies. 

Samanta, S. "Seeing Kali's City as "Insiders": Religious Diversity, Gender, Class, and Culture as "Textured" Learning for American Students." Practicing Anthropology, Journal of the Society for Applied Anthropology, vol.35 (3): 23-27. (2013)

"The Whole inside the Hole: Recent Telugu Dalit Women’s Revolutionary Life Writing." In New Feminisms in South Asian Film, Literature, and Social Media: Disrupting the Discourse. Ed. Alka Kurian and Sonora Jha. Routledge (October, 2017)

Related Programs

Students interested in applying to the Women's and Gender Studies Graduate Certificate should contact the program director, Neal King, by email at or by phone at 540-231-8174.

Visit our office at 560 McBryde Hall, 225 Stanger Street, Blacksburg, VA 24061

Fall: August 1

Spring: January 1

Contact Us

Neal King

Director of Graduate Studies
642 McBryde Hall

Tish Glosh

Graduate Coordinator
560 McBryde Hall

Department of Sociology
560 McBryde Hall (0137)
225 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: 540-231-8971