Academics: Majors and Programs

Leading the Way in Women’s Studies

Comparative women’s studies is an integral part of the groundbreaking programs of the Women’s Research and Resource Center.  A first among historically Black colleges, this unique interdisciplinary program places an emphasis on Black feminist theory, women’s health, digital media documentation stories of women’s lives and activism.  

“Since the 1970s, there has been a national women’s studies movement that has been one of the most transformative interdisciplinary projects in higher education, and Spelman has been at the forefront of that movement,” said Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Women’s Studies and founding director of the Women’s Research and Resource Center.

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