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Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS): Feminist Theory

Provides an overview of resources at Fordham University Libraries covering women, gender, and sexuality.

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Background Research

decorative  Try the handbooks, overviews, and philosophy resources listed here to find background information, keywords, and/or specific citations of materials you want to find.

Tips For Finding Books

decorative  Use the video tutorials on the Finding Books page for help searching the catalog for books.

decorative Try searching the subject fields in the library catalog with the Library of Congress Subject Heading "feminist theory."

decorative Try searching the author fields in the library catalog to locate titles by a specific theorist. For books about a feminist theorist's work, try searching the author name in the subject field.

Tips For Finding Articles

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decorative  Use the Articles & Databases page to browse journals or find articles on a topic through searching in a database.

Philosophy Resources

decorative  Be sure to check the databases listed on the Articles & Databases tab as well.


The feminist framework of Intersectionality was coined by Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw in 1989. Here are two early articles defining the term:

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