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Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies students ...

Go everywhere. Make connections. Raise their voices. Jump for the sky.

We’re proud of our majors and minors and the many DePauw students who take our core and cross-listed classes. Intellectually  ambitious, internationally oriented, open to new ideas and challenging questions, committed to creating change, our students go on to be teachers, writers, lawyers, doctors, activists … and full human beings.


(Photo captions: above from left, "Feminist Approaches to Environmentalism" meets at the DePauw University Farm, Fall 2014; Michelina Ferarra in Morocco, Winter Term 2010;  Cynthia Montoya, Betty Jin Jin Cao, Michelina Ferrara, renowned labor activist Dolores Huerta, JC Pancratz, Margarita Villa, Vanessa Bernal, new faculty member Christina Holmes, Phua Xiong; Perla Torres, 2011; Betty Jin Jin Cao, Michelina Ferrara, Crystal Lee, Keke Nartay, Melody Buckley.)

Betty Jin-Jin Cao

My name is Betty Jin Jin Cao, born in Southeast China, but my mom and I immigrated to the United States when I was six years old and lived in New York City ever since. My semester abroad in Amsterdam, Fall 2010, focused on Gender & Sexuality and Anthropology studies....

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Michelina Ferrara

Women's Studies Major, Class of 2012, New York City. I came to DePauw knowing exactly what I wanted to be and exactly the major that would get me there. In the first semester of my first year, I found Women’s Studies … more like, it found me...

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Margarita Villa

I was raised in both Las Vegas, NV and Tijuana B.C., Mexico. I came to DePauw to discover something new and fell in love with Women's Studies and Philosophy making my main passion social justice activism and celebrating women's experiences....

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