Welcome to WGSS

The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) Program 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. We have many opportunities for students, faculty, and scholars. WGSS and the College of Social Sciences and Humanities is the home of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society


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2019 WGSS Symposium “Feminist Resilience: Structures & Strategies for Troubled Times”

This year's annual WGSS symposium, "Feminist Resilience: Structures & Strategies for Troubled Times" will be on March 15th, 2019! Resilience is a fraught concept. Resilience Studies is in vogue in the academy, where resilience is promoted as a desirable attainment and positive value. But resi...

03/01/2019 - 03/28/2019

A Film Festival Celebrating Women’s History: Women Take the Reel 2019

wttr_calendar2019 The Women Take the Reel Film Festival 2019 will take place this March! This annual film festival is a collaborative effort among Women's and Gender Studies departments inv...


The Spring 2019 WGSS newsletter is now available. Check it out here!

Visiting Scholar applications for AY 2019-2020 are now open! To learn more and apply, click here!