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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

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

Upcoming Events

WGS Alumni Panel

Friday, March 27, 2015 , 4:30 PM

Peabody Hall Auditorium

First Annual UVA Native American Pow Wow

Saturday, March 28, 2015 , 1PM-6PM

Nameless Field (note this is a change in location from the UVA Ampitheater)