Feminist Studies at UC Santa Barbara

Feminist Studies is an interdisciplinary field that produces cutting-edge research and fosters innovative teaching. The subject matter of feminist studies is more than women: research and teaching focus on the ways that relations of gender, intersecting with race, class, ethnicity, sexuality, nation, ability, and other differences, affect every aspect of society.

The Department of Feminist Studies, with ten core and 50 affiliated faculty members, offers a multifaceted curriculum that invites students to deepen their understanding of diverse women's lives, cultures, and histories in the United States and around the globe.

We offer an undergraduate major and minor, and house the minor in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer studies.  We have a M.A. and PhD program, and continue to run a doctoral emphasis for graduate students in affiliated departments.


Congratulations to Dr. Jenn Tyburczy and the LGBTQ studies minor on recivng recognition from the RCSGD and the Lavender Graduation awards! Below are the awards recieved.

2018-2019 Teaching Assistant Application & Checklist

UCSB Feminist Studies Department is now accepting applications for Teaching Assistants for the 2018-2019 academic school year.

For first review consideration, all materials, including the letter of reference, should be delivered by June 6, 2018.