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Women, Gender & Sexuality is an interdisciplinary department 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

We have opened up a new section of Intro to Women, Gender & Sexuality that meets Tuesdays... read more

We have moved from Minor Hall to Levering Hall.  Please come visit us and check out the new... read more

Upcoming Events

"The Homosexual Ingredient in the Making of Straight White Men"

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 , 3:30 PM

Nau 211

Film Screening: La Loi du Marché / The Measure of a Man

Saturday, February 25, 2017 , 2:00 PM

Charlottesville City Hall