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The Women & Gender Studies Student Curated Resources: Gender Studies

A digital reference for materials pertaining to: feminism, social movements, and gender studies.

Overview of Gender Studies

This particular section of "The Women & Gender Studies Digital Archive" is reserved entirely for reading materials on the subject of Gender Studies.

Definition of Gender Studies: an interdisciplinary field that focuses on the complex interaction of gender with other identity markers such as race, ethnicity, sexuality, nation, and religion. - Definition from the University of California : Los Angeles

Definition of LGBTQ+ : An acronym for “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer” with a "+" sign to recognize the limitless sexual orientations and gender identities used by members of our community. (Definition from the Human Rights Campaign organization)

Definition of Non-Binary Gender: Non-binary and genderqueer are umbrella terms for gender identities that are not solely male or female (identities outside the gender binary). Non-binary identities fall under the transgender umbrella, since non-binary people typically identify with a gender that is different from their assigned sex, though some non-binary people do not consider themselves transgender. Non-binary people may identify as an intermediate or separate third gender, identify with more than one gender, no gender, or have a fluctuating gender identity. (Definition from Wikipedia)

Definition of Transgender: Transgender means your gender identity is different from the gender that the doctor gave you when you were born, based on the way your body looked. That label is called “sex assigned at birth” — usually “male” or “female.” (Definition from Planned Parenthood).


* All materials listed in this section have been recommended by A.U. History Professor; Mallory Szymanski.