“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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June 27, 2022

The Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies department of Ohio State University condemns the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which ends the constitutional…

June 15, 2022

In an effort to aid trans students within Arts and Sciences, WGSS Master's alumnus ('13) and current WGSS staff member Jackson Stotlar has founded the Transgender and Allies Student Support Fund.…

March 24, 2022

This fellowship brings together a cohort of graduate students whose projects intersect with one or more of the GAHDT Focus Areas – providing students with an opportunity to gain cross-disciplinary…

March 21, 2022

Every spring, the Ohio State Office of Outreach and Engagement honors faculty, staff, students and community partners engaged in scholarship that impacts the community.

The 2022…

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