Students interested in women and gender in Africa have the benefit of many interdisciplinary African Studies faculty who work on gender combined with the extraordinary strengths in gender research, activism, and teaching at Rutgers at the Department of Women's and Gender Studies, The Institute for Research on Women, and the Institute for Women's Global Leadership. Faculty research touches upon health, religion, war, ethnicity and politics. Departments in which students can do specialized work on gender in Africa include: Anthropology, History, Geography, and Women's and Gender Studies.
Faculty whose work has addressed gender directly include: Abena P.A. Busia, Dorothy Hodgson, Barbara Cooper, Julie Livingston, Meredeth Turshen, Barbara Callaway, Richard Schroeder, Sarah Brett-Smith, Renée Larrier and Ousseina Alidou.