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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Deciding Who Decides: Legal and Medical Paternalism in Reproductive Medicine

Please join the School of Law on Monday, February 8 at noon for a talk by WGSS Executive Committee member Kara Swanson, Professor of Law on Deciding Who Decides: Legal and Medical Paternalism in Reproductive Medicine. The roundtable will take place in the Knowles Conferen...


Feminisms Unbound: New Terms in Feminist Studies

New Terms in Feminist Studies

Wednesday, February 10th: 5:30 – 7:30 PM Location: The Moore Room, Building 6 Room 321 This panel will feature three feminist scholars who are conceptualizing new and evolving terminologies for th...


Visting Scholar Talk – “Who is the Subject of the Rights of Nature?”

Join WGSS over light refreshments over a talk by Visiting Scholar Miriam Tola on Thursday, February 11 at 2:00 pm in the WGSS Conference ...


Check out the magazine created by the Fall 2015 Intro to WGSS course!

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!