“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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December 16, 2021

The Ohio State University Department of Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies mourns the loss of legendary Black feminist scholar, activist, and public intellectual bell hooks. hooks’ scholarship…

November 16, 2021

WGSS second year MA student Madeleine McClung recently authored an op-ed featured in the Columbus Dispatch. McClung's piece, "''Fake healthcare centers' using taxpayer money to spread lies about…

November 3, 2021

80 high school students from South High School and Marion Franklin High School are participating in the opioid-prevention program across the course of the semester. To thank the students for their…

October 25, 2021

Please join us on Wednesday, October 27 at 11:30 am EST on zoom for an in depth discussion of Dr. Mytheli Sreenivas' forthcoming book, Reproductive Politics and the Making of Modern India. Dr.…

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