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

Are you wondering what’s new at the interdisciplinary WGS Program at UVA?
Please take a look at our 2014 Fall update, for some answers.
In the 2014 Fall Update, you will find information about:

  • New WGS faculty members
  • Expanded WGS course offerings in LGBTQ Studies
  • Teaching awards and new publications by WGS faculty
  • Donations and cooperating Departments and Centers at UVA
  • And more

If you have corrections, or if you would like to share ideas or reactions, we hope you will be in touch.