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Graduating Ethnic and Gender Studies students at Commencement

Ethnic & Gender Studies Department

Why Ethnic & Gender Studies?

EGST embraces a critical pedagogy which puts students at the center of the learning process and emphasizes collective work and community responsibility as well as intellectual rigor. Our students are invested in the EGST community and working together. We emphasize a multidisciplinary and comparative approach to the study of race, class, ethnicity and gender. Community work is highlighted in our Community Activism course and in the Capstone Seminar, thus reinforcing the relationship between academic knowledge and the development of a engaged and critical citizenry.


Kamal Ali, Chair

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Department Chair

Dr. C. Margot Hennessy

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Clubs & Organizations

  • Latino Association (LAFE)

    LAFE is an educational, political and social organization of students at Westfield State that supports awareness of multicultural issues.

    LAFE Constitution