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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Feminisms Unbound: Queer Diasporas and Futurities

Join the Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies for a roundtable discussion exploring the ways in which both "queerness" and "diaspora" each displace normative classifications of sexuality and nationality, with consequences for the imagination of "futurity" in literature, visual culture, and cultura...


Roya Hakakian: What Jewish Life in 20th Century Iran Reveals About Iran Today

Roya Hakakian, Iranian-American poet and journalist, will visit campus to give a talk on Jewish Life in Pre- and Post- Revolutionary Iran, co-sponsored by International Affairs, Jewish Studies, the CSSH Humanities Center, and WGSS. The event begins at 4:40 pm in the 9th floor Conference Room of Ren...


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!