Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program

The Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies program (GSWS) offers a unique and wide-ranging way of studying and engaging with the world. Concepts of study include sex, gender, and sexuality; identities such as female, male, intersex, gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, and queer; and the intersections of these identities with race, class, (dis)ability, and other systems of inequality and privilege. Areas of academic inquiry include women’s history, the history of sexuality, trans studies, intersectional health, economic inequality, feminist and queer theory, feminist and queer literary studies, law and politics, and transdisciplinary approaches to sex and gender. GSWS is both an academic discipline and a meeting place for students and faculty in every discipline who want to explore these critically important issues. The program is scholarly, and it is fully engaged with the world in which we live.