Message from the Chair - Elizabeth Marchant

Welcome to the UCLA Gender Studies Department, whose name was formally changed from Women’s Studies on July 1st, 2012. Building on the path-breaking legacy of the first generation of Women’s Studies departments, the shift to Gender Studies marks the rich terrain of intellectual inquiry now encompassed by our interdisciplinary field, which includes exploration of the histories and experiences of diverse women as well as studies of sexualities, masculinities, and gender systems.