Loyola University Chicago

Women's Studies and Gender Studies


In the United States and around the world, there are several strands of feminism that have different origins and somewhat different focuses. Several feminist theories have arisen from groups that are overlooked in the United States. This page offers an overview for just a few of these feminist theories; each is much more expansive than what is available here. It is important to note that these feminisms overlap and intertwine. Many of the resources listed here include recmmendations for further reading; we encourage you to learn as much as you can. If you would like additional recommendations about these or other feminisms, the WSGS office may be able to help. Visit the WSGS office in Crown Center 117 to check out our lending library. If you know of a resource that would fit well on this page, email wsgsprogram@luc.edu.

There Are Different Feminsms?

Asian Feminisms

Indigenous Feminisms

Chicana Feminisms

Black Feminisms

Arab Feminisms

Queer Theory