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From the Director

Welcome to the Providence College Women's Studies Program. We hope that you will find these pages useful to learn more about the community of PC students and faculty who share an interest in studying the lives and experiences of women. Although there are many differences among programs at different institutions, we share an excitement about what we can learn by putting women at the center of our questions.

At Providence College, the Women's Studies Program offers a major and a minor in Women's Studies, 10-15 courses per semester offered to any interested student, the Women's Studies Resource Center, and a variety of informal events offered to the College community.


Spring 2014 Women's Studies Sponsored and Co-Sponsored Events:



Thursday, April 24th, 4:30 PM, ’64 Hall

Haters, Sinners, & the Rest of Us:  The Gay Debate Today

A Lecture by Dr. John Corvino, Professor of Philosophy at Wayne State University, with a response by Dr. Dana Dillon, Assistant Professor of Theology, at Providence College.  Dr. Corvino is the Chair of Philosphy at Wayne State University, where his foci are ethics, applied ethics, and early modern philosophy.  Dr. Corvino has lectured extensively on the subject of gay rights.

Please also stay tuned for more up-coming student organized events, including Women Will organized events such as Take Back the Night, and Love Your Body Week! Specific announcements about these events and others will be coming soon.






Abigail T. Brooks, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies
Director of the Women's Studies Program

Location: Phillips Memorial Library, LL 18 B
Phone: 401-865-2924
Fax: 401-865-2381

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