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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Sexpectations Magazine Launch Party

Come celebrate the magazine launch of Intro to Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies. We are hosting a fun event where we will present our magazine "Sexpectations" for the first time. Come grab some food (pizza, chips and guac), read some articles, and meet the authors!...


Higher Ed in the Era of #MeToo

A symposium for faculty and students


WGSS Professor Moya Bailey was selected as one of Essence’s 2018 “Woke 100 Women,” alongside the likes of Rihanna, and #MeToo founder Tarana Burke. Check out the list here!

Dr. Moya Bailey’s Spring 2018 class of Intro to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies students created a zine that’s now available online! Check out the culmination of their work, Sexpectationshere.

Introducing WGSS Wednesdays! WGSS is launching a student spotlight, celebrating the creative and excellent scholarly work of our WGSS students. Check out our first spotlight here. Contact wgss@northeastern.edu if you’re interested in being a part of the series.