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University of California Santa Cruz Ph.D. in Feminist Studies
University of California Santa Cruz

Ph.D. in Feminist Studies

Santa Cruz, USA

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Sep 2024

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Introduction

Located in the Humanities, Feminist Studies Ph.D. program is an interdisciplinary program investigates how relations of gender are embedded in social, political, racial, and cultural formations. The program emphasizes feminist modes of inquiry and is designed to provide advanced training in feminist theories and methods.

Approaching feminist engagement as relevant to the broadening and reassessment of a full range of areas of academic inquiry, the program’s focus is on challenging existing disciplinary boundaries and fostering a reconsideration of the relationships between knowledge, power, and expertise. We work with problem-based research methodologies that acknowledge and go beyond conventional notions of international and comparative studies.

An ongoing concern with epistemology is balanced with an emphasis on problem-based research areas that nourish both intellectual and social transformation. As a collaborative, cross-divisional enterprise, the Feminist Studies Ph.D. draws on the strengths of a range of feminist scholars, departments, and programs across the University.

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