“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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April 29, 2021

WGSS Ph.D. Candidate Lesia Pagulich recently was awarded a 2021-2022 Presidential Fellowship!

The Presidential Fellowship is offered to graduates during the spring and fall of each year…

April 27, 2021

WGSS Associate Professor Jian Chen recently received the 2021 Association for Asian American Studies Book Award!

Each year, the Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS) gives this…

March 25, 2021

WGSS Senior Lidia Garcia Berrelleza recently received the 2021 Outstanding Senior Award!

The Outstanding Senior Award is a type of Student Life Leadership Award, given each year by the…

March 9, 2021

In Autumn 2020, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies launched a new LGBTQ+ Studies minor, available to undergraduate students across the university. Professor Shannon Winnubst, professor and…