Welcome to Gender Studies!

Welcome to the website of the University of Northern Colorado Gender Studies program. Our interdisciplinary program has been in existence since 1974, first as the Women’s Studies program, and then, since 2014 as the Gender Studies program.  The program enables students who minor in Gender Studies to understand the role of gender in our contemporary society. As a minor in this program, a student will investigate how issues of race/ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, age, nationality, and ability impact individuals’ lives in terms of politics, economics, legal issues, relationships, spirituality, and body image.

The Gender Studies program is part of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. We are happy to speak with you about any questions you may have about the program or issues related to gender. We look forward to hearing from you!

Please explore our website to learn more about the program!

“Minoring in Women’s Studies has been one of the best decisions I’ve made in my time at college. What I love about the program is that there’s so much more than just “women’s problems”. I feel like there’s so much I’ve learned about that I would never have been able to understand until I started taking these classes. The program creates students that are incredibly well-rounded, with the ability to better understand information about the world around them.”
          -  Molly, Psychology

Mission Statement

The purpose of the UNC Gender Studies program is to enable participants, as students and lifelong learners, to investigate gender issues through interdisciplinary approaches.  We examine various ways in which race/ethnicity, class, sexuality, nationality, age, and ability affect how cultures create structures of gender, power and inequality.  The program equips participants to understand complexities of identity in the ever-changing context of their personal, political and social lives. 

About Our Faculty

Our dynamic, dedicated faculty members assist students through instruction and advising. Our interdisciplinary core faculty have specialties in History (Dr. Chris Talbot), Sociology (Dr. Harmony Newman), and Anthropology (Dr. Ather Zia), as well as training in Gender Studies. These faculty members, in addition to their own research, teaching, volunteer work, and memberships in national and international organizations, serve as advisors for directed studies, internships, and theses.

How to Contact the Program:

Office: Candelaria 0140
Hours: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (special appointments available)

Coordinator: Chris Talbot
E-mail: christine.talbot@unco.edu
Phone: (970) 351-2629 (Coordinator)

Contact Information:


Chris Talbot
Candelaria 0140D
(970) 351-2629

Faculty Core:

Harmony Newman
Candelaria 2040
(970) 351-2271

Ather Zia
Candelaria 0083
(970) 351-2153

Administrative Staff:

Anna Williams
Candelaria 0190
(970) 351-2221

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