What You'll Study
Our curriculum includes coursework on race and migration, on sexuality and queer theory, on advanced feminist theory, on feminist methods of research, on bodies and technology, and more.
Careers of Program Graduates
Our master’s graduates have gone on to earn doctorates in sociology and related fields here at Virginia Tech and in universities around the world, or to direct and coordinate women’s centers, diversity programs, and research at such institutions as the Police Executive Research Forum in Washington DC, and the DisAbility Law Center of Virginia.
Professional Development & Research Support/Opportunities
Students and faculty members apply for grants to support our department’s many collaborative research projects. Examples include:
“Gender, Labor, and Vulnerability in the Bakken Oil Fields” (funded by AAUW) Dr. Christine Labuski
“Student Violence, School Disorder, and Dropping Out.” (funded by NIJ W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship) Dr. Anthony Peguero, and doctoral graduate Lindsay Kahle and doctoral student Stephanie Matos.
“Aging men” with the University of Tampere, Finland: class/gender inequality, occupational aging, and men’s health (Dr. Toni Calasanti, Dr. Neal King)