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

Events

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01/24/2017

Transitions in the U.S. Democracy: The Presidential Inauguration, Policies, and Protests

The U.S. presidential election and the transition between administrations raise important questions about democratic institutions and the responsibilities of citizens. An interdisciplinary panel of Northeastern experts considers the broader forces that have shaped and emerged from the events associa...

01/25/2017

Making Music, Making Community: Lesbians, Feminism, and the Women’s Music Community

Join the Sociology & Anthropology Department and the WGSS program at this talk by Jo Reger, of Oakland University. More information to come.

01/30/2017

Teaching Gender, Race, and Citizenship in the Time of Trump

A workshop for instructors of all ranks who teach in the areas of gender, race, and citizenship with panelists Moya Bailey, Chris Chambers, and Rachel Rosenbloom. Moderated by Laura Green.

News

Read the Spring 2017 WGSS newsletter here!

Congratulations to Nicole Aljoe, Associate Professor of English and WGSS executive committee member! Professor Aljoe was recently awarded Northeastern’s Outstanding Teaching Award in the Tenure/Tenure-Track category. See more and read her citation here.

Check out the magazine created by the Fall 2016 Intro to WGSS course!