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What is CRGS?

CRGS logoCritical Race, Gender and Sexuality Studies (CRGS) is an undergraduate program focused on the critical examination of race, class, gender, sexuality, dis/ability and nation as intersecting categories of identity, oppression and resistance.  As a community of scholars, teachers and learners from the interdisciplinary fields of ethnic studies, women’s studies and multicultural queer studies, we aim to create a just and sustainable world by analyzing systems of inequality and strategies for resistance. Our critical approach is intersectional and comparative; our focus is local, national, and transnational.  This knowledge engenders transformative practices in research, creative work, and community activism.

Enacting CouRaGeouS scholarship means:

  • Creating a just and sustainable world, for the earth and all of its inhabitants.
  • Critiquing and ultimately eradicating systems and ideologies of inequality.
  • Collaborating across disciplines, across social positions, and across geographic localities.

Please join us in courageously building coalitional spaces of transformative knowledge production and in the long-term work of creating a more just world.

Visit our Youtube page to check out what CRGS Seniors have to say about our program!

rEAD vOL. 3 OF cOURAGEOUS cUENTOS

Check out the newest volume of CRGS student led journal of counter narratives. 

Read El Leñador's  Spring article on our very own Barbara Curiel! 

Chicana Professor Shares 20 Year Journey at HSU. 

CRGS WELCOMES NEW ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, NANCY PÉREZ!

Nancy Pérez teaches Chican@/Latinx Lives and Growing Up Chicana/Latino. Her research interests include Mexican and Central American migration, immigrant labor, transnationalism, cultures of resistance, and theoretical perspectives on the body and pain. Her work has examined the domestic worker experience and the ways the occupation has transformed workers’ bodies through time. She has also conducted research on the domestic worker rights movement in the U.S., publishing an article titled “Migrant Domestic Workers and the Changing Landscape of Activism.” More recently, she has written on the embodied memories of first and second-generation youth and their experience accompanying their parents to work for most of their lives.

 

CRGS RESPONSE TO FEDERAL PROPOSAL TO REDEFINE GENDER

CRGS Response to Federal Proposal to Redefine Gender PDF iconlink to full text.

Dear Students, Staff and Faculty,

Recently the New York Times reported on a leaked memo out of the office of Health and Human Services identifying a potential change in policy with regard to how the notion of “gender” is understood by the federal government.  Since then, there has been a dramatic response in the form of political protests, conversations via social media, and hopefully plenty of shared support amongst all those affected by this news.

We understand that this news is dispiriting and scary.  This is not the first attack on the rights of LGBTQI folks over the last several years, but it is the most damaging proposed policy yet that targets trans and gender non-conforming individuals. For those of us committed to equity, justice and diversity, these are difficult times.