Welcome to the Feminist and Gender Studies program at Mount Allison!

Our program offers a minor, major, and honours in the innovative and exciting field of women’s and gender studies. With an emphasis on interdisciplinarity, our courses focus on interlocking issues such as the construction and material consequences of gender, race, sexuality, class, ability, religion, ethnicity, and age.

We are committed to teaching with a focus on anti-racism, anti-colonialism, feminist theory, queer and trans studies, and social justice.


The Feminist and Gender Studies program co-hosts several events each year, including:

  • Meet and Greet welcome events for students and faculty (fall)
  • Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women (December 6)
  • International Women’s Day/Week (March 8)
  • Marie Hammond Callaghan Memorial Lecture and Prize (March 8)
  • Guest speaker (various times)
  • Professional development events for students about grad school, careers, program advising, etc. (various times)
  • Student research presentations (April)

Renowned feminist scholars and activists visiting campus as guest speakers on such occasions have included:  Katherena Vermette, Lezlie Lowe, Erin Wunker, Masuma Khan, Dean Spade, Alexandre Baril, Deborah Stienstra, and Leah Decter.

See Mount Allison's events calendar for other current events. 

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