The Program in Gender and Womens History features branches in three geographic areas. Students enter the Program through one of these three geographic subfields:
- United States
- Latin American and Caribbean
- European History
Students in the program will generally choose courses within and meet all the requirements of their geographic areas of specialization. (For example, students in the European branch must complete the M.A. or Ph.D. requirements for students in European history.) At the same time, they will meet some additional requirements for the women’s/gender history concentration and work under the supervision of a scholar active in the field of the history of women and gender within their geographic area.
All students in the program take a team-taught core seminar on the comparative and transnational history of women and gender. The topic of the seminar changes with the faculty. A recent version of this course, for example, focused on women and political activism, and was team-taught by a Latin Americanist and a European historian.
- Gender, Race and Popular Politics in the Transatlantic World, 1750-1850 (Desan)
- Asian American History and Culture (Cheng)
- Old Regime and French Revolution (Desan)
- History of Sexuality (Enke)
- Women and Gender in US History since 1870 (Enstad)
- Seminar in US cultural history (Enstad)
- Race and Nationalisms: Comparative and Theoretical Perspectives (Guérin-Gonzales)
- U.S. Social Movements in the 20th Century: Mapping 1960s Struggles for Social Justice (Guérin-Gonzales)
- Men and Masculinities in U.S. History (Johnson)
- Regions, Landscapes and Peoples (Johnson)
- Gender, Power and Colonialism (Mallon and Roberts)
- Historiography of Latin America (Mallon): time periods vary, and include both 19th and 20th centuries
- Interdisciplinary Seminar in the Latin American Area (Mallon): topics vary, including oral history, indigenous people
- The Rise and Fall of the Domestic System (Roberts)
- Gender and Race in Modern Europe (Roberts)
- Gender and War in the 20th Century (Roberts)
- Women, Men, and Power in Latin American History and Civilization (Stern)
- Slaves’ Politics and the Politics of Slavery, 1776-1900 (Kantrowitz)
M.A. REQUIREMENTS IN INDIVIDUAL PROGRAMS: PROGRAM IN Gender and Womens History
Students in the Program in Gender and Womens History must complete the requirements for the M.A. for the individual programs of their geographic area. (For example, students in the European branch must complete the M.A. requirements for students in European history.) In addition, they are expected to develop expertise in women's and gender history in their geographic area as well as an understanding of women's and gender history transnationally.
- same as the credit requirements in the geographic area.
- same as the language requirement in the geographic area.
- Students must complete the course requirements for their geographic area.
- In addition, all students in the Program in Gender and Womens History must demonstrate a familiarity with comparative methodology, and with gender relations and history outside their region of specialization. Ideally, this can be achieved through a comparative, transnational, team-taught Seminar in Transnational Women's and Gender History. If this option is not available, students may substitute two gender-related seminars, one with a comparative methodology and one on a region outside their specialty.
- Students in United States History are required to take HIST 936 and 937.
- Students in Latin American and Caribbean History are required to take one additional Women's History course not primarily focused on Latin America or the Caribbean, and two courses within their LACIS minor focused on women and gender in Latin America.
- Students in Latin American and Caribbean history should be aware of the following:
- 1. Graduate students taking Stern's 982 seminar on gender and power can "count" that course only if they are taking it for non-History credit as part of the LACIS minor.
- 2. Courses in Women's History can "count" toward the requirement of two History courses not primarily focused on Latin America or the Caribbean.
- 3. The Women's History minor is in addition to the LACIS minor, which students shall use to fulfill the Graduate School's required minor field.
- Students in European History are required to take, teach, or audit HIST 392 and to take two graduate seminars on women and gender in the history department, one of which must be in European history.
- Students will complete the same written work and orals as students in their geographic area.
PHD REQUIREMENTS IN INDIVIDUAL PROGRAMS: Program in Gender and Womens History
Students may enter the Program in Gender and Womens History through one of the three branches: United States, Latin American and Caribbean, or European History. Students who wish to apply to the Program should indicate this on their graduate school application. Students who wish to apply through the Latin American branch may also do so when determining their PhD minor.
- Students will complete the same language requirements as students in their geographic area.
Minor Field Requirements
- Students will complete the same minor requirements as students in their geographic area.
- Students will complete the same preliminary exams as students in their geographic area.
- In United States History, under the old system, one of the three oral exam fields must be in women's history. In United States History, under the new system, one thematic field must be in U.S. women's and gender history, origins to the present.
- In Latin American History, students will be required to answer at least one question about women and gender history in "part two" of the preliminary exams.
- In European History, students will be required to have European women's and gender history from 1500 to the present as one of their preliminary examination fields.