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
WGSS Student Pathways
- Minor in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
- Influenced by John Basl's "Moral Philosophy" course
- First co-op at WilmerHale LLP. It solidified their interest in policy over law.
- Gabe took part in several Alternative Spring Breaks, including ones in New Orleans and Seattle
- A passion for civic engagement, addressing public health in marginalized groups
- Named a United Nations Millennium Fellow
- With a combined major in Sociology and Human Services, Christine focused on societal issues while taking a proactive approach towards solving them.
- Human Services Professions during her first year at Northeastern really propelled her into experiential learning.
- She got to explore the policy and challenges organizations face to obtain funds while working as grant-makers with Strategic Philanthropy and Nonprofit Management classes.
- She created a service-learning project on older adult nutrition and wouldn’t have been confident or capable if not for such a supportive network and thoughtful curriculum.
- She completed a co-op in Cape Town working at an environmental social enterprise.
- She went on a Dialogue of Civilization to London, performing service on an urban farm focusing on youth development.
- She had a co-op at Livingstone, Zambia. Through working with her team, she executed a month-long environmental service-learning experience for individuals from all over the world...
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.
Events & Programs
Schools, Departments, and Programs
Africana Studies Program
American Sign Language Program
Asian Studies Program
Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies
Human Services Program
Jewish Studies Program
Philosophy and Religion
Politics, Philosophy, and Economics
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs
Sociology and Anthropology
Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program
World Languages Center