All of our recent grads have made incredible strides toward improving people’s lives and well-being. Some are in grad school for couple and family therapy or gender studies. Others hit the job market right away and are working for the Ronald McDonald House Charities or for the Au Pair in America program.
Regardless of your life goals, a minor in women’s and gender studies will give you a unique and fresh perspective on the people you meet and the situations you encounter.
Iselin Ihrstad '12
Pursuing Master's in Gender and Women's Studies, Minnesota State University Mankato
Sociology Major; Women's Studies and Communication Minor
I was always interested in various gender and women’s issues, and would always try to find ways to start discussions and conversations about these issues. It is because of my great experience with the women’s studies program at Concordia that I was able to decide that this is where my passion lies and that I want to pursue a further academic and professional career within this field.
Sureshi Jayawardene '08
Co-founder and Researcher at Afrometrics; Ph.D. student in African American Studies at Northwestern University
Global Studies Major; Women's Studies Minor
My minor in women's studies at Concordia made me take a more deliberate look at gender in analysis of social issues. This experience helped me develop critical research from a gendered lens regarding women of color and in more global settings such as Sri Lanka's civil war.
Dana Rognlie '10
Pursuing Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Oregon
Philosophy Major; Women's Studies Minor
Women's studies at Concordia gave me a house to study not just the sociology of women’s oppression in the world, but to develop a feminist political philosophy to grapple with the problems.