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Program Co-Directors

Professor Sharlene Hesse-Biber

Office: McGuinn 419
Phone: 617-552-4139



Professor Lisa Cuklanz

Office: St. Mary's Hall South Room S477
Phone: 617-552-8894


Contact Women's and Gender Studies

Graduate Assistants: 

Andrew Yarrows and Jessica Stevens

Office: Carney 270 and 271
Phone: 617-552-4198


Upcoming WGS Events

Stephanie Haines, M.Ed is coming to BC to give a presentation about eating disorders. She is a Senior Prevention Education Specialist from Walden Behavioral Care. She will talk about how intersectionality plays into the public perception of eating disorders and how identity impacts body image. She will talk about signs and symptoms of disordered eating, how to help a friend, and how to take care of ourselves in the process. 

All students are welcome! The event is free and there will be refreshments afterwards. 

Sonya Renee Taylor


Past WGS Events

Sonya Renee Taylor Speaks at Boston College


"10 Tools for Radical Self-Love"

The Women's and Gender Studies Program welcomed Sonya Renee Taylor to the BC campus on September 28th, 2017. Sonya is the Founder and Radical Executive Officer of The Body is Not An Apology, an international movement and organization committed to radical self-love and body empowerment as the foundational tools for social justice and global transformation. Sonya is an award winning poet, activist, and leader. 

She shared her knowledge with the BC community about body empowerment, body terrorism, and 10 tools that we can all use to increase radical self-love in our lives as she believes these are the foundational tools for social change. Read about her powerful presentation in the Heights and learn more about her organization The Body is Not An Apology.