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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“Pious Fashion” Discussion and Book Signing

Join Northeastern University professor and WGSS affiliated faculty, Elizabeth Bucar, for a discussion and signing of her latest book, Pious Fashion: How Muslim Women Dress....


“No More Invisible Man: Black Professional Men’s Interactions with Women at Work” with Adia Harvey Wingfield

Join Adia Harvey Wingfield of Washington University for a discussion on interactions between female professionals and black male professionals....


The WGSS Fall 2017 Newsletter is now available. Click here to read it and meet or 2017-2018 team, learn about upcoming events, and more!

A team of three WGSS Executive Committee members have been awarded a Global Resiliency Institute seed-grant to support their work on a project about the role women play in growing and maintaining community resilience. Read more…