Program Director and Associate Professor of Philosophy: V. Denise James

Founded upon the integration of theory and practice, critique and imagination, the fields of women's and gender studies bring approaches from multiple disciplines and fields into conversation with each other and with critical theories about gender and power to address and improve the lives of women and, by extension, of children and men. Inspired by both feminist and Marianist traditions, the Women's and Gender Studies Program at the University of Dayton promotes:

  • Integration, collaboration, and personal engagement in learning.
  • Development and dissemination of critical thinking for social justice.
  • Appreciation and protection of human dignity and diversity and leadership through responsibility and service to community.


Browse the Women's and Gender Studies Program Collections:

Joyce Durham Essay Contest in Women's and Gender Studies

Reports from the Gender Equity Research Fellowship

Women's and Gender Studies: Faculty-Selected Student Works