Break This Down: The Social Myth of Testosterone

Women’s, gender, and sexuality studies professor Rebecca Jordan-Young breaks down the misconception of testosterone as the “male sex hormone” in her new book, Testosterone: An Unauthorized Biography.


Legendary Journalist Maria Hinojosa ’84 Talks Latinx Pride

Barnard’s inaugural Journalist-in-Residence spoke with Mujeres president Fatima Burgos ’21 about Hinojosa’s new class, being back at the College, and giving voice to Latinx issues.

Art at Barnard

Break This Down: ‘I Am Queen Mary’ at Barnard

Artists and transnational collaborators Jeannette Ehlers and La Vaughn Belle open up about the famous monument’s long-term residency in Barnard Hall, the legacy of Mary Thomas, and the importance of filling public art space with black narratives. 

College News

Barnard Welcomes a ‘Queen’ to Campus

Monumental sculpture I Am Queen Mary to be installed in historic Barnard Hall

Essentially Barnard

Join the scientific researchers, Olympic-level athletes, published poets, performers, artists, and activists who make up Barnard's nearly 2,600 students and 35,000+ alumnae. In this community, voices command respect and opinions help shape the discourse.

An Education for Tomorrow

  • A Flexible Curriculum You Can Shape

    The Barnard Foundations curriculum encourages you explore widely across disciplines, discover new territory, and then dive deep. It’s structured to ensure that you examine the world through a variety of lenses — the rest is up to you.

  • Advanced Research Opportunities

    You can look up information — but to solve problems, you have to think critically and creatively. At Barnard, you have multiple opportunities to hone these skills through faculty-mentored, structured research in the sciences or humanities.

  • Digital Literacy Across Disciplines

    Dancers research the data of movement. Historians build digital visualizations of complex ideas. You’ll need digital skills whatever your discipline, and Barnard is the first liberal arts school to require that you learn to interpret and create digitally.

Voices & Stories


Ariella Salimpour ’17


Twyla Tharp '63


Amy Sueyoshi '93


Margaret Mead 1923


Zora Neale Hurston 1928

At Home in New York City

At Home With Powerful Women

“You never question a woman holding a position of leadership here. You learn ’this is how it is.’ There's a normalcy given to a woman being successful.”
— Elvita Dominique ’03  

Finding Home on Campus

“At the beginning of the school year, I was introverted and scared, but I’ve joined a dance team called CU Dhoom that's become my favorite part of Barnard. I don't remember the girl I was on move-in day.”
—Agie Neneh Sissoho ’21

Scoring Points in Brooklyn

She goes by Lavender Menace when she's playing roller derby with Brooklyn's Gotham Girls. At Barnard she's Mia Ciallella ’19, fashion director of the student-run Hoot magazine, peer writing tutor, and community educator.

Barnard Now