“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 19, 2020

Sabrina Hersi Issa, CEO of Be Bold Media and OSU graduate, recently awarded the first ever Bold Prize, an annual award created to recognize young Black women who are courageously calling for…

September 25, 2020

Professor Shannon Winnubst, professor and chair of WGSS, was recently featured as a guest on Voices of Excellence, the College of Arts and Sciences' podcast.

Voices of Excellence is a…

June 18, 2020

Dr. Treva Lindsey discusses the erasure and lack of justice for Black women and girls in the movement against police brutality in her article, “The Lack of Mobilized…

June 8, 2020

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The Department of Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies stands in solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter, #SayHerName, #blacktranslivesmatter, and all activists and…