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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09/26/2017

Keynote Speaker Franchesca Ramsey – Seeing Color: Exploring Whiteness in a Racialized World

  Franchesca Ramsey is an actress, writer and video blogger based out of New York City. With over 200k sub...

09/27/2017

“Satellite Babies: International Separation of Young Children and Parents in Chinese Immigrant Families” with Leslie Wang

Leslie Wang is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at UMass Boston. Her research centers on issues of family, gender, and migration that connect Mainland China with the global north. Her book Outsourced Children: Orphanage Care and Adoption in Globalizing China was published last year by Stanford Un...

09/28/2017

“Outsourced Children: Orphanage Care and Adoption in Globalizing China” with Leslie Wang

Leslie Wang is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at UMass Boston. Her research centers on issues of family, gender, and migration that connect Mainland China with the global north. Her book Outsourced Children: Orphanage Care and Adoption in Globalizing China was published last year by Stanford Un...

News

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…