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From the Director

Welcome to the Providence College Women's Studies Program. We hope that you will find these pages useful to learn more about the community of PC students and faculty who share an interest in studying the lives and experiences of women. Although there are many differences among programs at different institutions, we share an excitement about what we can learn by putting women at the center of our questions.

At Providence College, the Women's Studies Program offers a major and a minor in Women's Studies, 10-15 courses per semester offered to any interested student, the Women's Studies Resource Center, and a variety of informal events offered to the College community.


Fall 2014 Women's Studies Sponsored and Co-Sponsored Events:


Thursday, October 9, 2014, 7:00 p.m., '64 Hall

Dr. Michael Kimmel, sociologist and scholar on masculinities and author of Guyland: The Perilous World Where Guys Become Men and Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the End of an Era,  will be our Women's Studies headliner this fall. He will be giving a lecture on Thursday, October 9th, at 7 PM in 64 Hall. He will also be available for discussion and conversation with students, faculty, and staff in the afternoon of October 9th, as well. More details on every aspect of Kimmel's visit to follow soon. Please mark your calenders!

Saturday, October 18, 2014, Aquinas Lounge

Our Women's Studies 20th Anniversary Celebration is on Saturday, October 18! All current Women's Studies students and faculty, as well as all Women's Studies retired faculty, and student alumni, are enthusiastically invited to attend our celebration marking 20 years of the Women's Studies Program at Providence College. The event is on campus, and spans throughout the day, starting with mid-morning check-in and welcoming remarks over coffee and snacks, and includes an alumni panel, lunch, an afternoon discussion on current issues of import to women and women's studies, and finally, a keynote address with Jane Lunin Perel, Professor Emerita of English and Women's Studies, followed by a sit-down dinner. Please be on the look out for all details, including RSVP instructions, campus location, and final schedule in the coming days. We can't wait to see you there!

Abigail T. Brooks, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies
Director of the Women's Studies Program

Location: Phillips Memorial Library, LL 12
Phone: 401-865-2924
Fax: 401-865-2381

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