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


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Zoom Virtual Event: THE VOTE Film Screening and Discussion

Join us for a film screening and discussion this spring around The Vote, a four-part documentary series, slated to air nationally on PBS this summer in conjunction with the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment — giving women the right to vote. Open to students, staff, faculty and alu...


POSTPONED – #Feminism: Gender and the 2020 Election

The 2020 Symposium has unfortunately been canceled at this time due to ongoing precautions in the current health emergency.