“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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Recent News

March 2, 2023

WGSS associate professor Dr. Mary Thomas and affiliated professor Dr. Tiyi Morris were recently profiled in Ohio State News for securing a $480,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation. Drs. Thomas…

January 13, 2023

"Over the last decade, I stopped using the term “sex trafficking.” In practice, “sex trafficking” reflects an approach to anti-trafficking that conflates trafficking with sex work. Standard US and…

October 7, 2022

WGSS associate professor Jenny Suchland and graduate teaching associate Jessica Tjiu were recently profiled in Ohio State News for their work as the curation research team on the "Beyond Guilt"…

October 5, 2022

Fifth-year Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies minor Kelsey Lowman was named Homecoming Royalty at the 2022 homecoming celebration on October 1. Lowman was part of an historic court that elected…

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