“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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March 20, 2020

Dr. Wendy Smooth, WGSS associate professor and associate dean of diversity, equity and inclusion, recently received the President and Provost's Award for Distinguished Faculty Service! The award…

February 14, 2020

The Association for Asian Studies awarded Juno Salazar Parreñas (Assistant Professor, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) the 2020 honorable mention for the Henry J. Benda Prize, which is…

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…