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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Making Room: Practicing Feminisms Today

Making Room: Practicing Feminisms Today will engage an intergenerational group of women across disciplines in discussion around how feminisms are constructed and employed today. By creating spaces for women’s voices and visibilities, the symposium will address current discourses, ...


Women Take the Reel Film Screening: Trapped

Join the WGSS program for a screening of the documentary Trapped by Dawn Porter, which follows abortion clinic workers and lawyers on the front lines of the battle to keep abortion safe and legal for millions of American women.


No Turning Back: The Past, Present, and Future of Reproductive Justice

No Turning Back: The Past, Present, and Future of Reproductive Justice brings together some of the foremost academics, activists, and public intellectuals working in the field of reproductive health and rights for a day-long symposium addressing current debates in reproductive justice.