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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“Pious Fashion” Discussion and Book Signing

Join Northeastern University professor and WGSS affiliated faculty, Elizabeth Bucar, for a discussion and signing of her latest book, Pious Fashion: How Muslim Women Dress....


WGSS Visiting Scholar Lunchtime Lecture “I Wasn’t Made to Click. But With You I Click. We. Click.”: Constructing the Prosthetic Body in Claire Cunningham’s Dance Theatre, Krista Miranda

The WGSS program welcomes Krista Miranda (New York University) to present on her work-in-progress, "'I wasn't made to click. But with you I click. We. Click.': Constructing the Prosthetic Body in Claire Cunningham's Dance Theatre". Lunch will be served and guests will have the opportunity to ask que...


“Professional Work in a Post-racial Era: Black Health Care Workers in the New Economy.” with Adia Harvey Wingfield

Join Dr. Adia Harvey Wingfield of Washington University for a discussion on black health care workers in the modern economy. Dr. Harvey's research examines the processes that maintain racial and gender inequalities in professional occupations. She has lectured internationally and published her wo...


“No More Invisible Man: Black Professional Men’s Interactions with Women at Work.” with Adia Harvey Wingfield

Join Adia Harvey Wingfield of Washington University, international lecturer, contributing writer for The Atlantic, and President-Elect of Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS),  for a discussion on interactions between female professionals and black male professionals. View Event