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.

News & Announcements

We are pleased to announce that UVA has been named the best college for LGBTQ+ students in... read more

Taylor Lamb had just decided to postpone a panel of LGBT speakers of color when a call went out... read more

It is fitting that we feature Annie Forrest as one of our October Spotlight profiles, since... read more