Welcome to WGSS

The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) Program at Northeastern University draws on the humanities, arts, and social and physical sciences to explore the broad range of intellectual questions concerning the social location of women and men and the ways in which gender and sexuality are embedded in and structure our everyday lives. Students are exposed to an ever-evolving body of knowledge that includes a focus on how gender and sexuality relate to other axes of power and identity, including race, class, and ethnicity. The WGSS program offers an undergraduate minor and a graduate certificate in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Students in the program will learn to apply interdisciplinary lenses to all aspects of their studies and will have the opportunity to study with more than 50 affiliated faculty from across the university.  WGSS and the College of Social Sciences and Humanities is the home of the premiere academic journal in the field of feminist studies, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society

Events

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03/02/2020

Brave Women of Color in Academics

The new co-edited anthology, Counternarratives from Women of Color Academics: Bravery, Vulnerability, and Resistance contains essays and creative works by 28 women of color academics who redefine what it means to be successful in academia, who stand up against injustice in academia despite the risks, and who leverage their positions in university to advance diversity and inclusion in higher education.

03/03/2020 - 03/31/2020

Women Take the Reel Film Festival 2020

This annual film festival is a collaborative effort among Women's and Gender Studies departments involved in the Consortium for Graduate Studies in Gender, Culture, Women, and Sexuality (as well as select institutions/universities aligned with its mission) that features films about issue...

03/11/2020

Women Take the Reel Film Screening: The Archivettes

This year, WGSS will screen "The Archivettes" by Megan Rossman, as part of the Women Take The Reel Film Festival...

03/11/2020

Data Feminism

Please join the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks on Wednesday, March 11th at 12–1:30pm in 90 Snell Library for an exciting discussion with NULab visiting speakers, Lauren Klein (Emory University) and Catherine D’Ignazio (MIT). Klein and D’Ignazio will be di...