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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Fall Welcome Reception for Graduate Students

Drop in to meet and mingle with graduate students and faculty in the WGSS program and the editorial team of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture in Society while learning about exciting opportunities for graduate students at Northeastern, including research assistantships with the journal and...


Books & Cocktails: A Celebration of GCWS Authors

Join the GCWS at our Fall 2018 kick off event on Thursday, September 27! Have you recently published a book? We invite you to display it at Books and Cocktails: A Celebration of GCWS Authors! Please fill out the form linked below.


Congratulations to our WGSS minor graduates!! We commend your hard work and wish you the best in all future endeavors.

WGSS Professor Moya Bailey was selected as one of Essence’s 2018 “Woke 100 Women,” alongside the likes of Rihanna, and #MeToo founder Tarana Burke. Check out the list here, as well as Professor Bailey’s interview in News@Northeastern.

Dr. Moya Bailey’s Spring 2018 class of Intro to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies students created a zine that’s now available online! Check out the culmination of their work, Sexpectationshere.

Introducing WGSS Wednesdays! WGSS is launching a student spotlight, celebrating the creative and excellent scholarly work of our WGSS students. Check out our first spotlight here. Contact wgss@northeastern.edu if you’re interested in being a part of the series.