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“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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November 5, 2019

Dr. Juno Parreñas, Assistant Professor in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, was recently awarded the 2019 Michelle Z. Rosaldo Book Prize for her book, Decolonizing Extinction: The Work of…

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…

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…

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…

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Wendy G. Smooth
Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, College of Arts and Sciences