Gender and Sexuality Studies
Students work with faculty advisors to devise self-designed majors. Coursework in the major builds upon students’ experiences in the general education curriculum while providing students with pathways to deepen their knowledge or further develop their passion in a particular area of study.
Gender and Sexuality Studies
Gender and sexuality studies uses feminist, queer, intersectional, and transgender methodologies to explore the social construction of gender and sexuality. As part of the general education program, all students are expected to take at least one course that exams gender and sexuality, and that specifically covers privilege, intersectionality, structural and personal forms of discrimination, and social constructions. These ideas can also form the basis for a self-designed major.
Curricular flexibility allows each student to address issues and ideas through unique critical and creative lenses.
Meli Osanya ’18 completed a degree in literature. Her senior project, “The World Is Yours,” is a collection of original creative work with accompanying analysis of mental health, queer identity, and blackness in science fiction and pop culture.
Alyssa Navarette ’19, completed a self-designed major in ethnological arts. Her senior project, “Malas Palabras: Reclaiming of Words & Their Power,” is a project that seeks “the empowerment of mujeres and feminine people… by redefining six words and creating intimate, somewhat sacrilegious and empowering installations of each word.”
Amanda Seigel ’21 completed a degree in storytelling and healing. Her senior project, “Dreams About Water,” was a mixed-media work exploring African cosmogenetic roots of religion and spirituality, ancestry, matriarchy, and memoir.
Judas Rose ’20 completed a degree in the interdisciplinary study of gender, race, and art. Their senior project, “cruel summer,” is a series of illustrations — using acrylic, watercolor pencil, and handmade pigments on cold-pressed paper — of figures in “studies that embody acts of intimacy, both sensual/sexual and not.”
Some courses that can satisfy the general education requirement in gender and sexuality studies or support a self-designed major in this area:
- HIST 233 U.S. Women’s History
- HIST 240 Gender Expression and Sexual Orientation: A Global
- PHIL 335 Feminist Philosophy and Political Theory
- ANTH 260 Sex & Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective
- ANTH 380 Inside-Out
- PECO 330 Political Economy of Race & Gender
- GSS 101 Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies
Selected faculty in this area
In 2014, Antioch College Professor of History Dr. Kevin McGruder spent a warm summer afternoon talking to Precious Jewel Freeman Graham—treasured member of the community, founder of Antioch’s social work program, advocate for Black students, and...
Student-run newspaper ‘The Record’ has been reestablished by S. Quinn Ritzhaupt ’23 and Jacob Philip ’23 who aim to publish in June.
Angel Nalubega ’18, who majored in History at Antioch with a focus in Race and Ethnicity Studies, has been accepted to the three-year Master of Divinity program (MDiv) at Princeton Theological Seminary on a full scholar (The Francis Grimke Scholarship) to begin in the Fall.
Assistant Professor of Psychology Téofilo Espada-Brignoni has recently had two articles published in scholarly journals, both centering around culture and music.