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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“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...


The History of the Tattooed Lady with Anni Irish

Join Anni Irish and WGSS and the CSSH Humanities Center for a lecture on the history of the tattooed lady - a prominent subculture filled with untold stories of women throughout history. Irish is one of the handful of academics currently studying the history of tattoo culture. Her research is focuse...


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!