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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WGSS Visiting Scholar Lunchtime Lecture: Megan Prince Goodwin, “Threatening Whiteness: Islam’s Challenge to American White Supremacy”

WGSS visiting scholar Megan Prince Goodwin will present a talk entitled "Threatening Whiteness: Islam's Challenge to American White Supremacy." This is the last in a series of lunchtime lectures given by WGSS visiting scholars. Lunch will be served.

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We are currently accepting Visiting Scholar applications for the 2018-2019 academic year. Applications close April 1, 2018. Information here.

Signs: Journal of Women in Culture & Society and Professors Suzanna Walters and Carla Kaplan seek graduate research assistants for the 2018-2019 academic year. Applications close March 1, 2018. Click the links above for detailed job ads.

Students created podcasts on specialty topics in their areas of study in Dr. Moya Baily’s Fall 2017 classes: Gender, Race, and Medicine and Digital Feminisms. Available for listening now.

Northeastern student Maggie King attended the Women’s Conference in Detroit this October. Read about her experience here.