“At a time when cultures across the globe are polarizing along ideological lines, the Department of Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies educates students, at all levels, to think in nuanced manners about the production of systems of inequality and injustice.  This involves research into many of the most profound and urgent challenges of our contemporary times.  With a faculty spanning nine different disciplines, we generate interdisciplinary scholarship and transformative pedagogies to address a wide range of complex social problems and questions. Staying true to our roots in the feminist, anti-racist, and queer social movements of the 1960s, we in WGSS remain committed to the long project of cultivating societies wherein all modes of living can flourish.”

-Shannon Winnubst, Chair

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May 14, 2019
WGSS professor Dr. Linda Mizejewski was recently nominated and awarded the title of Distinguished College Professor by the College of Arts and Sciences! The title of Distinguished College Professor…
April 23, 2019
Mahaliah Little, PhD Candidate in WGSS, recently won the SSRC-Mellon Graduate Studies Enhancement research grant!Awarded by the SSRC-Mellon Mays Graduate Initiative Program, the Graduate Studies…
April 18, 2019
Women’s Studies alumna Sabrina Hersi Issa recently won the 2019 Young Alumni Achievement Award!Each year, the College of Arts and Sciences recognizes several alumni who have contributed to fields…
March 28, 2019
Treva Lindsey, Associate Professor in WGSS, recently received the 2019 Diversity Enhancement Faculty Award from the College of Arts and Sciences!The Diversity Enhancement Faculty Award is annually…

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Chair and Professor
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