WGS 3500(VisArt)

This course will provide an introduction to feminist theory and visual culture by focusing on the relationships between several key feminist concerns, including gender, sexuality, and difference.  Readings in the course will examine how these concerns have played a role in the production, distribution, and reception of the visual arts over a wide variety of time periods and geographic locations.  Students will familiarize themselves with historical examples of "feminist artistic practice," as well as contemporary examples of visual culture that continue earlier investigations carried out by

"Sister Talk" radio show 1990-2004 streaming on Virgo

The UVA library now has 93 episodes of Sister Talk, a joint radio production between WTJU and Women, Gender, and Sexuality program (WGS), available as streaming audio in Virgo!
Hosted by Anne Lane, former director of the WGS program, Sister Talk is a radio program originally broadcast in the late 1990’s to early 2000’s that focuses on “current research, books, plays, politics, and all kinds of other cultural and intellectual concerns from the perspective of women and gender.”

UVA in India provides WGS opportunities

UVA in India provides WGS opportunities

WGS Associate Professor, Geeta Patel, is organizing an opportunity to study in India for Spring 2016.  The program is open to anyone and is especially suited to be tailored to students with an interest in Women, Gender & Sexuality.  UVA in India is working closely with feminist NGOs in India  to set up internship/externship possibilities in governance, law, managing violence and health care for WGS students interested in these areas. The methodology course, GSGS 3559 Interdisciplinary Research Methods, is designed around feminist theory and methods.

Intimacy Lectures, Martha Albertson Fineman,“Intimacy and Vulnerability”

Martha Albertson Fineman, Emory University,  is an internationally recognized law and society scholar, Fineman is a leading authority on family law and feminist jurisprudence. Fineman is founder and director of the Feminism and Legal Theory (FLT) Project, which was inaugurated in 1984. In 2010, the 25th anniversary edition of Transcending the Boundaries of Law: Generations of Feminism and Legal Theory was published. Two other recent collections from the FLT Project edited by Fineman are: What Is Right for Children?

Virginia Alumni Mentoring Orientation

Career Center

Virginia Alumni Mentoring (VAM) is a program that connects students with alumni who have volunteered to provide insights about the process of choosing and starting a career in their specific field.  This session will get current students started in making a connection to a VAM mentor who shares their interest and background in Women, Gender & Sexuality.  Already 22 WGS alumni have signed up to be mentors!


University of Virginia WGS

The Women, Gender & Sexuality Program has added two concentrations to the WGS major and minor, one in Gender Studies and another in Sexuality Studies. As of August 25, 2015, there are now three ways to major or minor in WGS:

Career Paths in Women, Gender & Sexuality: What you will do! The places you'll go.

Career Path Ahead Sign

All students interested in learning more about Women, Gender & Sexuality as a career path are encouraged to attend. This will be an interactive session on how a background in WGS can open up career options. Dreama Johnson from the UVA Career Center will share general information about UVA resources and career communities, we will explore various roles former WGS majors/minors are playing post graduation, and do some reflective activities to get you thinking about your interests and skills and how to market your WGS experiences to an employer or a graduate school.

PLAP 3650

Examines the legal and political status of women, and the politics of changes in that status. How are gender identities forged, and how do they affect law, public policy, political rhetoric, and political movement? Explores, more generally, the clash between 'difference' and 'equality' in democratic societies, using gender as a case-study.  Prerequisite: Two social science courses or instructor permission.

GETR 3590 (Topic: Comm Gdr)

Reading and discussion of German texts compared to texts from other literatures (all in English translation), with the aime of illuminating a central theoretical, historical, or social issue that transcends national boundaries. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at : http://www.virginia.edu/german/Undergraduate/Courses.


The Mask You Live In

The Mask You Live In Flyer

Boys and young men struggle to fit into society's defined notion of masculintity. This film, directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom (Miss Representation), focuses on boys and the effect that narrow definitions of manhood have on them.  Moderated by Professor Lisa Speidel.
This event is an approved FOA program.
Sponsored by Lambda Upsilon Lambda (LUL), the Women, Gender & Sexuality Program, the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center and Feminism is For Everyone (FIFE)