Tatiana Cozzarelli ’08
Masters candidate in teacher education, Brown University
My introductory course in the program was such a great experience because it gave me a language to talk
about my experiences as a queer person of color. It not
only reflected and validated my experiences but pushed
me to think about gender and sexuality in new ways,
giving me the category "woman of color" to identify with and explore.
Dominic Lowell ’08
Resarch assistant, Democracy Alliance
Everyone in the program came from a different academic and personal background. What brought us together was our interest in dissecting a hierarchy of oppression that affects women, people of color, the queer community-the list goes on. In our fight to disassemble that entrenched discrimination, we found ourselves with a common passion and interest.
Elizabeth Blair ’00
Doctoral student, Harvard Graduate School of Education
The program encourages students to step outside of their comfort zones to explore new ways of thinking and conducting scholarship. I will never forget the vivid debates we had in my capstone seminar, from the influence of gender-laden language in descriptions in biological texts to how the lens of gender influenced the production of historical scholarship on Weimar Germany, to the impact of gender socialization on the ways that adolescent girls understand their bodies..