Gender and Sexuality studies at UB bring together faculty from a wide range of feminist traditions and methods, including rhetorical, literary, and cultural studies, and it encourages interdisciplinary scholarship as a critical means recognizing marginalized cultures, texts, and social movements. Engaged with UB’s large international community and its strength in transnational critical studies, many feminist faculty study the implications for women in the shifting relations between host nations and homelands, individual and nation, crossgendered and crossracial formations. The confluence of research on globalization, transnationalism, and feminism allows graduate students to develop their work in a complex, twenty-first century frame.
In addition to the English department’s strength, the Institute for Education and Research on Women and Gender provides, research, scholarship, and grant support; annual conferences, and an international film festival. The Division of Transnational Critical Studies and the Global Gender Studies department offer many allied faculty.