About GWST


Gender and women’s studies is a dynamic and rapidly expanding interdisciplinary area of study. An alternative to the traditional curriculum, Dal's Gender and Women’s Studies program provides you with the opportunity to examine history, social structures, the sciences, language, literature, and culture—from critical and illuminating perspectives. Find out more.

  • Human Sexuality
  • Gender Across Cultures
  • Sex, Race, and the State

See classes offered in 2022/2023


We're delighted to share with you that the Dalhousie Feminist Seminar Series returns  for the 2022/23 academic year.

Join us for the first Dalhousie Feminist Seminar Series of 2023. 

On Watery Ground: Photographing Everyday Life on a Sinking Island in Swastik Pal's The Hungry Tide Project

Dr. Nandini Thiyagarajan (English, Acadia University)

Friday, 27 JAN 2023 | 12-1pm (IN PERSON)

Mona Campbell Building, Dalhousie University (1459 Lemarchant St.)
ROOM 3111 


Nandini Thiyagarajan is an Assistant Professor of English at Acadia University. Her research focuses on the relationships between race, animals, and nature. She has published in Modern Fiction Studies, The Palgrave Handbook of Animals in Literature, and South Asian Review.

Events will be held in person, please feel free to bring your lunch. We are also so excited to offer coffee + light refreshments.  


This year we are incredibly grateful for the support of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, as well as the ongoing support of the Gender & Women's Studies Program.

The Dalhousie Feminist Seminar Series

Drawing on a rich history of feminist engagement at Dalhousie University and in post-secondary institutions across the Atlantic region, the Dalhousie Feminist Seminar Series brings together faculty and students from across Dalhousie, our colleagues at other institutions in Halifax and elsewhere, and members of the community interested in feminist research and scholarship to present and engage with one another's work in a collegial and supportive environment. This year the Series is organized by Erin Wunker, Catherine Bryan and Asha Jeffers, as well as visiting scholar, LiLi Johnson (Gender + Women's Studies & Asian-American Studies, University of Wisconsin-Maddison).

An archive of recorded events is hosted on https://hookandeye.ca- Fast Feminism | Slow Academe.



Missed our Open House?  Lost the handout you picked up at one of our Fairs?

Gender & Women's Studies Rack Card
A more environmentally friendly option (PDF) of our Open House handout is now available.