Gender Studies is a developing social science that focuses on the identity and representation of gender — femininity and masculinity as defined by a particular culture — in relation with other identity markers such as race, ethnicity, and sexuality. Beyond identity, the field is invested in challenging injustice and diversifying gender representation across historical and cultural contexts.
Gender studies examine the ways in which historical, cultural, and social events shape the role of gender in different societies.
Gender studies is also a discipline in itself, incorporating methods and approaches from a wide range of disciplines including women’s studies, men’s studies, and transgender studies.
The field challenges social norms around what it means to be a woman or man in society and pursues equality for all.
Gender Studies examines how femininity and masculinity are fluid entities and how their meaning is able to fluctuate depending on the various constraints surrounding them.