Women's Studies

Welcome to CSUDH's Women's Studies Program!

Where we hope to highlight the ways in which women’s studies are critical to education. Where we  exhibit the contributions of feminist scholarship that is comparative, global, intersectional and interdisciplinary toward unclouded understandings of the humanities, social sciences and sciences; and to promote synergistic relationships between scholarship, teaching and civic engagement in understandings of culture and society. 

Women's Studies BA Coming Soon Fall 2019


Upcoming Events 


Women were missing from school history lessons. An effort in California would change that

Gloria Anzaldua International Conference Dr. Smith WMS CSUDH

Dr. Cristina Smith will present at Semillas de las Abuelas: Teaching to Reclaim in the B/borderland Family at The Gloria Anzaldua International Conference: Translating B/borders on May 16-17, 2019 University of Paris VIII, Paris, France.

Summary: “I’m sorry, mijita, I’m sorry, my child, but I’ve used up all the ruda I had and none of the neighbors grow it.”

- Prietita and the Ghost Woman / Prietita y la llorona by Gloria E. Anzaldua and Maya Christina Gonzalez  

Our writing speaks to how we are growing ruda in our family and community gardens. As professors and mothers, we situate our work in a critique of this country’s borders and its history of colonization that perpetuated violence, slavery, and genocide on our ancestors. We also engage in the reclamation of the Borders our families occupy in spiritual and energetic divided spatialities, particularly in a pedagogical framework entrenched in systems of power meant to sustain a patriarchal, white supremacist, capitalist ideology in our children. We trust we can offer our children the space for true liberation and the tools to grow their own ruda for generations. It is in that spirit that we create this paper as an introduction to a book which will be a collection of tools both practical and theoretical to resist and liberate us and our children from oppressive forces while we celebrate our ancestral cultures and histories.


WMS 314 is coming...

Cherrie Moraga Spring 2019 CSUDH CHS/WMS