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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

To the Members of the University Community,

We, the faculty and staff of the Women,... read more

WGS J-Term classes are open and enrolling, including WGS 2100 "Introduction to Gender Studies,"... read more

Women, Gender & Sexuality undergraduate, Laura Widener, is being honored by the V. Shamim... read more

Upcoming Events

Absolutely Safe (documentary film by Carol Ciancutti-Leyva)

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 , 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Minor 125

Cheryl Harris public lecture on race and gender

Friday, February 27, 2015 , 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Minor 125

Margot Canaday, Princeton University

Monday, March 16, 2015 , 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Nau 211