Why Gender Studies?

TWU is one of the few Christian universities in North America that offers a gender studies program.

Why Gender Studies?

TWU is one of the few Christian universities in North America that offers a gender studies program.

A gender studies minor offers students the opportunity to understand the role of gender in society, its structural framework in different countries, the perception of gender in ‘the West,’ and a study of how the concept of gender has evolved throughout the centuries.

Offered through the Gender Studies Institute at TWU, a multi-disciplinary minor in gender studies provides students with several courses, ranging from feminist philosophy to engendered history.



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Admission Requirements

The admissions process at TWU is designed to be simple and convenient. Once we receive your application and transcripts, you will be contacted by your admissions counsellor within two weeks on your admittance.

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Gender Studies Institute

The Gender Studies Institute at TWU fosters interdisciplinary teaching, intellectual dialogue, research, and collaboration in all areas of gender studies.

Careers in Gender Studies
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Students with knowledge of gender studies can find careers in:

  • Family services
  • Human rights organizations
  • Gender advocacy
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Social services
  • Government
  • Missions
  • Education

Faculty Profiles

Kent Anderson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Applied Theology and Homiletics (ACTS)

Dirk Büchner, D. Litt.

Professor of Biblical Studies

Melinda Dewsbury, M.A.

Sessional Assistant Professor of TWU Extension; Associate Dean, TWU Extension; Faculty Mentor for Visiting Scholars

Robert Doede, Ph.D.

Professor of Philosophy

Kelsey Haskett, Ph.D.

Professor of French (Retired)

Monika Hilder, Ph.D.

Professor of English

Allyson Jule, Ph.D.

Dean of Education

John Klassen, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of History

Janelle Kwee, Psy.D.

2017-Present: Program Director, M.A. Counselling Psychology
Associate Professor, Clinical Supervisor

Marvin McDonald, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Holly Faith Nelson

Holly Faith Nelson, Ph.D.

Professor of English
MAIH English Stream Coordinator
Co-Director of the Gender Studies Institute

Joanne Pepper, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Religious Studies; Coordinator, Inter-Cultural Religious Studies

Dorothy M. Peters, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies
Associate Director of the Humanitas Anabaptist-Mennonite Centre

Darren Provost, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of History, Coordinator for History

Kenneth Pudlas, Ed.D.

Professor of Education (Retired)

Robynne Rogers Healey, Ph.D.

Professor of History
Co-coordinator Gender Studies Minor
Co-director, Gender Studies Institute.

Casey Toews, M.T.S.

Sessional Instructor in Religious Studies

Na Wu, Ph.D.

Sessional Assistant Professor of Chinese