Gender, Justice, and Environmental Change

The specialization in Gender, Justice, and Environmental Change is designed to provide graduate students from different disciplinary backgrounds an opportunity to examine the intersection of gender, environmental change, and social and environmental justice issues and processes from both local and global perspectives.

Students participating in the specialization program:

  • acquire expertise in the use of methodological and analytical tools to address environmental issues from gender relations and social justice perspectives;
  • develop an understanding of global perspectives on environmental issues by drawing out local-global linkages;
  • consider the linkages between gender and the environment—domestically and internationally—and increase public awareness of these issues;
  • contribute to the growth of research, service, and interdisciplinary collaboration in the fields of gender and environmental studies.

This specialization is jointly administered by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the College of Social Science. The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is the primary administrative unit.

For more information, contact: gencenga(at)


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