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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“Stuart Hall’s Legacy: Race, Gender, and Cultural Studies” – Viewing of The Stuart Hall Project and Panel Discussion

A founder of the New Left, Stuart Hall was one of the most important cultural theorists of our time, credited with expanding the literature on power and politics to include the affects of race, gender, and sexuality identity. Join WGSS and the Departments of English and Communications Studies for a ...


“Let’s Talk About The Sex Myth” with Rachel Hills

Join WGSS in welcoming Rachel Hills, author of The Sex Myth (Simon & Schuster) to Northeastern this October for an extensive discussion on the book's messageHills describes the book as a "full scale inv...


Check out the WGSS Fall 2015 Newsletter by clicking the link to learn about last year’s successes, upcoming events, new courses on the horizon, and more!