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Our mission is to provide the best education related to women’s and gender issues through our curricular and co-curricular programming on campus, and to support women and their endeavors. Off campus, we recognize our responsibility to serve the larger Orlando community by striving to build and sustain partnerships that demonstrate the pragmatic importance of the issues concerning our program.


Our program has an interdisciplinary vision of using research and teaching to focus on the relations of gender among various races, abilities, ethnicities, sexualities, social class and other differences in our society.

What is Women’s and Gender Studies?

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You can support Women’s and Gender Studies at UCF with tax-deductible contributions including online donations. Find out more about how to make a gift. Donations sponsor student and faculty mentoring groups, recruitment materials, supplies and expenses for Big Sister groups and more.
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2022–23 Advisory Board

  • Michael Armato – Sociology
  • Amy Barnickel – Writing & Rhetoric
  • Anne Bubriski – Women’s and Gender Studies, Interim Director
  • Robert Cassanello – History Department, UFF-UCF President
  • Kayleigh Childress – Newfrew Center for Eating Disorders
  • Ilenia Colón Mendoza – School of Visual Arts & Design
  • Zoé Colón – UCF Global Perspectives
  • Mariah Fermin – WGST alumna, Orange County Public Schools
  • Tina Hunter – Women’s and Gender Studies, Admin Assistant
  • Joo Kim – School of Visual Arts & Design
  • Holly McDonald – School of Performing Arts
  • Dan Novatnak – Games and Interactive Media
  • Leandra Preston – Women’s and Gender Studies, Curriculum Committee Chair
  • Beatriz Reyes-Foster – Anthropology
  • Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés – English
  • Jennifer Sandoval – Nicholson School of Communication & Media
  • Santana-Rogers, M. C. – Modern Languages & Literatures
  • Kim Voss – Nicholson School of Communication & Media


  • Lyman Brodie – College of Arts & Humanities, Executive Dean