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Join Us in Transforming our World

Committed to inclusivity, social justice, and the intellectual empowerment of each student.

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is a flexible, interdisciplinary program that provides opportunities for feminist study, research, close collaborations with faculty, internships, and community involvement. Our classes interrogate power and privilege, and explore how gendered inequalities are perpetuated, maintained and subverted.  Students investigate how gender and sexuality are constructed and interact with other social categories, such as race, class and nationality.

We support intellectual projects and activities that foster community on our campus, and that contribute to the production of knowledge about women, gender and sexuality from an intersectional perspective.

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) is an interdisciplinary program comprised of students and faculty from across the five schools at IC.

Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies B.A.
A degree in WGSS explores the complex relationships between gender and sexuality and how they shape every aspect of our lives.
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Women's and Gender Studies Minor
The WGST minor explores gender and sexuality & their intersections with race, class, sexuality, nation, & other social categories.
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How We Work

  • Our courses are highly participatory and student-centered; they feature transformative pedagogies and encourage nuanced, critical thinking about some of the most urgent and challenging questions of our times.
  • Our faculty is committed to inclusivity, social justice, and the intellectual empowerment of each student.
  • Our program provides ample opportunity for choice, as students select coursework from a great array of disciplines that, together, will acquaint them with the rich interdisciplinarity of the field.
  • Students can explore psychology, sociology, politics, history, literature and art, among other disciplines, through the lens of feminist, critical race and queer studies. 

Our Name

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies as a discipline is in a constant process of redefining its terms, hence the recent renaming of our program from Women's and Gender Studies to Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. This transformation is not just nominal; it reflects our efforts to promote the ongoing study of genders and sexualities and to build a more inclusive community. 

Contact Us

Jennifer Germann, Associate Professor
Women's and Gender Studies, Interim Coordinator (Fall 2021)
113 Gannett Center