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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 politics, and LGBTQ Studies.

News & Announcements

Congratulations to WGS faculty member Doug Meyer, whose book, Violence Against Queer People has... read more

In 2015 the U.Va.  Women’s Center honored Farzaneh Milani as the recipient of the 2015 Elizabeth... read more

The Mellon Humanities Fellows Program is part of a broad multi-year Global South research... read more

Upcoming Events

Salvador Vidal-Ortiz, Queer Brown Voices, book talk on LGBT Latina/o activists

Thursday, February 11, 2016 , 3:30 PM

Bryan Hall (English Dept.) Room 231 (Faculty Lounge)

Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion

Saturday, February 13, 2016 , 8:00 PM

Culbreth Theater

Amy Richards, "Enough: The Good Enough Woman"

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 , 3:30 PM

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