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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.

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Gender & Society has published an important special issue on gender and religion in... read more

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

Upcoming Events

Absolutely Safe, a documentary film about breast implant safety

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

Clark 108

Intimacy Lectures: "Relationships and Sex among Young Americans" Paula England

Thursday, February 19, 2015 , 3:30 - 5:00 PM

Nau 101

Cheryl Harris public lecture on race and gender "Race Declassified: Post-Racial Diversions".

Friday, February 27, 2015 , 1:00 -2:30 PM followed by reception

Minor 125