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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Suffrage Transcribe-A-Thon!

To commemorate the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment, we are excited to announce a Transcribe-a-thon of the View Event


Emily Hainze: “The Early Penal Feminist Imaginary”, a Visiting Scholar Lunchtime Lecture

Join the WGSS program for a talk with visiting scholar Emily Hainze, who will talk about her current work in progress. Lunch will be served.

This talk will examine the literary and artistic work produced through mandated educational programming in Framingham Reformatory f...