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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Women Take the Reel Film Festival: A Screening and Discussion with Shani Mootoo

Novelist and filmmaker Shani Mootoo, in residence at Northeastern as a visiting distinguished writer, will screen her documentary- and narrative- short films as part of the Women Take the Reel Film Festival. Screenings are open to the public.


Gender and the Rise of the Global Right, Annual WGSS Symposium

The fifth annual WGSS symposium, "Gender and the Rise of the Global Right", will be held on Friday, March 23.


Our Spring 2018 Newsletter has been released! Check it out here.

We are currently accepting Visiting Scholar applications for the 2018-2019 academic year. Applications close April 1, 2018. Information here.

Signs: Journal of Women in Culture & Society and Professors Suzanna Walters and Carla Kaplan seek graduate research assistants for the 2018-2019 academic year. Applications close March 1, 2018. Click the links above for detailed job ads.