The Gender Studies specialization focuses on gender inequality in the United States and in comparative and global perspective, with an emphasis on intersections of gender, class, and race/ethnicity. Gender Studies draws on sociological and feminist theories in examining gender inequality at the micro, meso, and macro levels. Faculty research interests include the construction of masculinities and femininities, intersectional theory, gender and the self, feminist politics and movements, gender and social change, and law.
For those interested in research on gender and the self, identity, and interaction, the Social Psychology Research Laboratory is a state-of-the-art experimental laboratory that is available for conducting gender research. For more information, go to sociology.ucr.edu/spyrl/