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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American Hookup: Book Talk with Author Lisa Wade

Lisa Wade, author of new book American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus comes to Northeastern to talk about her book.



This roundtable hosts scholars and activists who intervene in the racialized, gendered, and queer aspects of our thoroughly mediated worlds, perspectives, subjectivities, and selves.

02/15/2017 - 02/19/2017

Women of Anarchy: The Nora/Julie Project: Nora

Part of the Department of Theatre's Women of Anarchy Project, Nora is adapted from Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House by Ingmar Bergman and directed by Antonio Ocampo-Guzman.