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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Juneteenth Open House

Join us for an open house and a one-day display celebrating milestones on the road to the end of slavery. Featured items explore the 1783 abolition of slavery in Massachusetts; celebrations within the African American community in Boston of the ending of slavery in the British West Indies in 1833; G...


All American Girls: Women in Professional Baseball

Baseball is not just a beloved pastime for American boys and men. From 19th-century college teams formed at Vassar and Smith and the nationally celebrated Boston Bloomer Girls to the formation of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League when major male talent faced the WWII draft, women p...


Congratulations to our WGSS minor graduates!! We commend your hard work and wish you the best in all future endeavors.

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, as well as Professor Bailey’s interview in News@Northeastern.

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.