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Nationally and internationally women's, gender, and sexuality studies have grown into an important and well-established field of academic inquiry. Women's, gender, and sexuality are studied with other important aspects of identity, including race, ethnicity, religion, class, disability, nationality, and sexuality.

Women's, gender, and sexuality analyze how social and institutional power is structured in part around social identities, and it examines the meanings attached to these identities through interdisciplinary lenses.

This broader understanding has implications not only for what is studied but how it is studied. Emory scholars working in the study of women, gender, and sexuality reflect this development in their work, which covers a range of disciplinary and methodological approaches.