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Hear what our students have to say about their experiences in GenCen programs!

We provide a range of academic and professional opportunities for students interested in gender and sexuality.  Learn about all the ways you can benefit from these programs at MSU.


Recent graduate Makailyn Boughton sits down with GenCen Co-Director Stephanie Nawyn to discuss the Women's and Gender Studies minor, GenCen's Study Abroad program in Amsterdam, and how an education in WGS made her a more attractive job candidate post-graduation.

Co-Director of the GenCen, Dr. Stephanie Nawyn, sits down with Dee Church, an LGBTQ and Sexuality Studies student. Together they discuss the minor, Dee's internship with Equality Michigan, and other advocacy work with the LGBTQ community.

Sara Denbo recently graduated from MSU with dual degrees in Astrophysics and Women's and Gender Studies.  This unique pairing allowed her to find many of the ways gender impacts our everyday lives, and helped to inform her career goals in law and policy-making.


Dubay London.jpgCaitlin Dubay, Women's and Gender Studies minor, on her experience in the Gender, Sex, and Feminism in London program:

"Studying abroad in London was such a great experience and I am forever grateful. During my month in London, I was exposed to a new culture, new experiences and new educational concepts. On my study abroad, I chose to study Women’s Studies 202 as well as an independent study with a London based researcher. My professor, Lucy, was incredibly knowledgeable and taught me more about women’s studies than a textbook ever could. On the study abroad we partook in many events outside of the classroom including the Annual Psychology of Women Conference, Kinky Boots the Musical, and many tours that were fitting to our studies. I would have not been able to experience all of this without my scholarship from the Center For Gender in Global Context as well as my scholarship from Gilman. My advice to students considering studying abroad but lacking the financial means to do so, such as myself, is this: Go. Apply for the scholarships, the money is out there and it's an experience of a life time."

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