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Women, Gender & Sexuality is an interdisciplinary department in which students study gender and sexualities with an emphasis on transnational perspectives.


By examining social issues, literary, scientific, and historical materials, students develop a critical, socially engaged sense of how gender and/or sexualities shape and are shaped by the world around them. Topics range from women’s political participation to body politics to lesbian/gay parenting and transgender concerns.  Courses currently being offered focus on women's media, literature, and art, women in sports, queer theory, gender politics, and LGBTQ Studies.

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Please join the Women, Gender & Sexuality Department in congratulating the winners of our... read more

Women, Gender & Sexuality Department 31st Annual Essay Contests

ELIZABETH CADY... read more

When a radio interviewer suggested to the Iranian poet Forough Farrokhzad that her verses could... read more