body at the center

Discover the central role the body plays in society through the Bodies, Disability, and Justice program. This interdisciplinary minor draws on theatre, education, writing and rhetoric, dance and movement studies and environmental studies programs, providing you with a variety of perspectives on the body and helping you develop skills in critical thinking and analysis. You'll graduate ready for a variety of career opportunities including law, healthcare, social work, advocacy and education. 

Experiential EducationLearning in Action

Engage with disability justice scholars and activists at the Fisher Center or participate in service learning related to embodied justice the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning.

At Hobart and William Smith, learning goes beyond textbooks and classrooms. You’ll gain high-impact practical experience that deepens learning and opens doors.



No Borders:Global Education

Study healthcare in South Africa or inclusive education in New Zealand

Wherever you go, our top-ranked global education program will allow you to apply classroom knowledge, develop cultural understanding and build global connections that expand your personal capacity and sense of purpose.

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Belonging, Diversity and Equity

Diversity, equity and inclusion are the core of Bodies, Disability and Justice and the Gender, Sexuality and Intersectional Justice department. The program promotes understanding on how structural inequities produce uneven experiences of body and health and focuses on the importance of racial and transnational perspectives on embodied justice. 



Amplify your Gender, Sexuality, and Intersectional Justice degree with the skills, knowledge and ethical foundation needed to be a leader in the 21st century. In partnership with the Centennial Center for Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, our department offers the opportunity to engage in leadership development that culminates in a degree with leadership distinction and provides a competitive edge when applying to internships, jobs and graduate or professional school.

To graduate with leadership distinction, you will complete a series of foundational, action-oriented and reflective milestones within the Gender, Sexuality, and Intersectional Justice and Leadership curriculum. We encourage you to begin your leadership journey as early as your second semester on campus.