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Center for Women’s and Gender Studies

The Center for Women’s and Gender Studies was established in 1982 and promotes scholarly inquiries related to women and gender. Women’s Studies is dedicated to equality and empowerment of women through the globe. Interdisciplinary courses in Women’s Studies and cross-listed courses in other disciplines enhance students’ knowledge about women, feminism and the significance of gender in diverse cultures and contexts. Students gain tools for analyzing the construction of gender with sexuality, nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, class, age and ability. The FIU Center for Women’s and Gender Studies fosters intellectual exchange creative pursuits, social justice, advocacy and global perspectives thereby contributing to the University’s reputation for excellence and relevance in the 21st century.

A native Miamian, Jesse Sanchez graduated magna cum laude from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies, a Certificate in Global Media Communications, and a minor in Sociology and Anthropology.

A Women’s Studies degree gave me an absolute understanding of how the world we live in today came to be. This degree is not just about women and feminism, it is about men, minorities, and people all around the world. You are taken back to the start of time and shown how gender, race, religion, sexuality, and culture plays a key role in shaping an individual’s life and society as a whole. This degree has allowed me to put myself in other people’s shoes and become conscious that we don’t all see the same shade of red.Jesse Sanchez

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