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Welcome to the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program

We generate and communicate knowledge about the ways in which gender, sexuality, and related categories of identity are shaped by culture and society. We are the home of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture & Society.

UG Minor & Grad Certificate
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Educating Feminist Scholars and Activists

Drawing on the humanities, arts, social sciences, and the natural sciences, the WGSS program explores the broad range of intellectual questions concerning the ways in which gender and sexuality are embedded in and structure our every day lives. We are committed to engaging the intersections between gender and sexuality and other dimensions of identity such as race, class, national origin, age, and dis/ability in our research and teaching. Students are exposed to an ever-evolving body of knowledge that includes a focus on the intersections of vectors of identity and power with gender.

We develop and implement curricula, research, and service in the field of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. We advance knowledge through interdisciplinary research, innovative pedagogies, and collaboration with other institutions, inspiring new generations of gender and sexuality scholars and feminist leaders committed to social justice.  We strive to be a globally recognized model of excellence in gender, sexuality, and feminist scholarship.

As of January 2015, our program is the home of the premiere academic journal of feminist studies, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society.

Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society