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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Black Women and the Carceral State

This roundtable considers the totality of the carceral state, from the vantage point of black women’s histories, testimonies, experiences and creative works.


Sexual Collisions: Reflections on Empire, Terror, and Violence

This roundtable brings together queer and feminist scholars of race, diaspora, performance, and religion to reflect on the gendered and sexualized dimensions of contemporary crises within racial capitalism.


The WGSS Spring 2016 newsletter is now available. Check it out to see highlights from last semester and exciting upcoming events and initiatives.

Check out the magazine created by the Fall 2015 Intro to WGSS course!