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Harvard University's Gender Course Guide 

The Gender Course Guide was designed to help students identify programs, courses, and resources relating to the study of women and gender throughout the University. It lists courses across the University with a primary or secondary focus on gender by interdisciplinary topic. We attempt to be as inclusive and thorough as possible, but we are aware of the possibility that inaccuracies or omissions may inadvertently exist. It is also important to note that some schools only provide partial spring course listings. Please contact the schools or programs directly for complete course listings and cross-registration guidelines.

Schlesinger Library

The Schlesinger Library illuminates the lives of American women past and present through its collections, research support, public programming, and exhibitions, all while advancing Harvard Radcliffe Institute’s commitment to women, gender, and society.

Beginning in October 2021, the Institute will launch the Radcliffe Women, Gender, and Society e-newsletter, a bimonthly publication that will highlight upcoming public programs, notable research projects, and special collections dedicated to women and gender. To automatically sign up for this newsletter, click on this link.

Scholarship & Social Justice Undergraduate Research Conference

This SSJ Undergraduage Research Conference seeks to bring staff, faculty and undergraduates together to celebrate the engaged scholarship, and reflective learning.  The purpose of this conference is:

  • to honor scholarship which focuses on challenges facing society with regard to equity and inclusion and historically marginalized and under-represented communities;
  • to illuminate community-engaged research which reflects qualities of reciprocity and mutuality in the co-creation of scholarship, in addition to being transdisciplinary and inclusive of knowledge from outside the academy.  
  • to provide undergraduate researchers an opportunity to engage in academic discourse and research dissemination

For student scholars, this is an opportunity to engage in academic dialogue with peers and faculty mentors. For faculty, this conference presents an opportunity to explore about how other disciplines conduct research that creates new knowledge and understanding about equity and social justice and to be inspired by the next generation of scholars. Contact: publicservice@fas.harvard.edu

Women and Public Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy School

The Women and Public Policy Program of Harvard Kennedy School advances women and gender equity in economic opportunity, political participation, and education by creating knowledge, training leaders, and informing public policy and organizational practices. Check out the WAPP website to learn more about their Thursday lunch seminar series!

Women, Gender, & Health

The interdisciplinary concentration in Women, Gender, and Health (WGH) was founded in 1996 as a working group at the Harvard School of Public Health faculty members, post-doctoral fellows, and students interested in advancing the study of women, gender, and health at the School. In 2002, the school-wide faculty approved the Interdisciplinary Concentration on WGH. This concentration is now governed by a Steering Committee comprised of faculty members, post-doctoral fellows, and students who meet monthly to discuss ways to promote curriculum development and public health research and practice regarding women, gender and health at HSPH.

Women, Gender, & Sexuality

Harvard's Committee on Degrees in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality (WGS) brings together a wide range of academic fields in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences (including history, literature, visual studies, anthropology, sociology, ethnic studies, LGBT studies, political science, psychology, and biology, to name just a few). As an interdisciplinary field of study, WGS pays close attention to how social norms have changed over time and how they vary across cultures.

Women Studies in Religion Program

The Women's Studies in Religion Program (WSRP) at the Harvard Divinity School (45 Francis Ave., Cambridge) was founded to explore the fundamental role played by religious traditions in defining roles for women and men. It examines the sources of cultural beliefs about leadership, authority, and values, and offers resources to change them. The Program's goal is the production of new primary research addressing these issues and the dispersal of that information through courses, publications, and public programs. Well over 100 Research Associates have participated in the Program, producing a body of scholarship that has helped to transform the study of religion and the theological education of ministers and religious leaders. Their publications challenge long-held assumptions about the meaning of religious scriptures, the presence of women as religious leaders, and the significance of religious teachings and practices. This community of international scholars provides a crucial resource for religious communities, policy makers, and educational institutions.

Beyond Harvard


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