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Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

This guide is designed for the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at San Jose State

Welcome to the Subject Guide

This guide is designed to help SJSU students and faculty with their research projects in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, with specific resources for choosing topics, locating articles, and using field-specific databases.

If you're not finding what you need on this guide, please contact either the SJSU Reference Desk or the subject librarian, whose contact information is in the left column. 

To get started, use the tabs on the left of this page. Common questions include:

  • How do I choose a topic?
  • Where can I find peer-reviewed articles?
  • How can I learn about citations? 
  • Where can I learn about literature reviews?
  • What databases are best for Women's Studies classes? 
  • Where can I go for more help?

Tara Mechani by Dana Albany





Artist: Dana Albany

From: San Francisco, CA

Year: 2017


Tara Mechani is a figurative sculptural installation that fuses representational aspects of the female Buddha, Tara, with future characteristics of the female robot in a contemporary way.


The idea is to create a “being” that encompasses both the past and the future, melding worlds of ancient wisdom ideology and philosophy with future mechanics and technology.


Its interaction and expression urge viewers to contemplate the other-worldly union of these two compelling and guiding forces usually at opposition now intertwined.


Year: 2017