The last few years have seen a dramatic increase in Fletcher’s offerings related to gender issues, and in student interest in learning about them. It has been an interesting process, with the growth fueled both from below (students organizing lectures, conferences, and activities related to the topic) and above (with a newly hired professor and classes added to the curriculum, leading to a new Field of Study). Recently, we received this information from Dean Stavridis about another new initiative:
I am happy to announce the launch of a dedicated website for Gender Analysis and Women’s Leadership. The website provides information on coursework, opportunities for extra-curricular learning, recent events, student groups, and also includes profiles of students, alumni, and faculty who have embraced gender analysis in their work or research. Under the Features tab, the site also showcases student, faculty, and alumni research, public events, and initiatives related to gender.
A great deal of thought went into the website. In addition to Professor Mazurana, one of the forces behind the development of these resources is the Blog’s good friend, Roxanne. There are a lot of applicants for September enrollment who have indicated an interest in gender issues. I hope you’ll find the website helpful as you think about whether Fletcher is a good match for you.