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Women, Gender & Sexuality is an interdisciplinary program 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 politcs, and LGBTQ Studies.

News & Announcements

Students may submit their own work or a faculty member may submit outstanding student papers. A... read more

In February we welcomed Carol Ciancutti and Judy Norsigian to UVA for a screening of Absolutely... read more

by Monica Mohapatra, 4th year WGS major
UCLA School of Law Professor Cheryl Harris visited... read more