The Program in Gender and Womens History features branches in three geographic areas. Students enter the Program through one of these three geographic subfields:

  • United States
  • Latin American and Caribbean
  • European History

Students in the program will generally choose courses within and meet all the requirements of their geographic areas of specialization. (For example, students in the European branch must complete the M.A. or Ph.D. requirements for students in European history.) At the same time, they will meet some additional requirements for the women’s/gender history concentration and work under the supervision of a scholar active in the field of the history of women and gender within their geographic area.

All students in the program take a team-taught core seminar on the comparative and transnational history of women and gender. The topic of the seminar changes with the faculty. A recent version of this course, for example, focused on women and political activism, and was team-taught by a Latin Americanist and a European historian.