“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 11, 2021

WGSS Academic Program Coordinator Jackson Stotlar recently received a 2021 Distinguished Staff Award!

The Distinguished Staff Award is the most prestigious university award that is given…

June 4, 2021

Lidia Garcia, recent OSU graduate with degrees in WGSS and Public Affairs, was recently awarded a Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award!

The award is annually given to five individuals…

April 29, 2021

WGSS Ph.D. Candidate Lesia Pagulich recently was awarded a 2021-2022 Presidential Fellowship!

The Presidential Fellowship is offered to graduates during the spring and fall of each year…

April 27, 2021

WGSS Associate Professor Jian Chen recently received the 2021 Association for Asian American Studies Book Award!

Each year, the Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS) gives this…