Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies
Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at UMass Amherst is one of the oldest departments of its kind. Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at UMass Amherst offers a robust interdisciplinary set of options including an undergraduate major, an undergraduate minor, and a graduate certificate in Feminist Studies. Our classes are primarily small, and we pride ourselves on excellent teaching and innovative pedagogy. Each undergraduate major works one-on-one with a faculty advisor.
We are committed to an interdisciplinary and intersectional analysis, drawing from different disciplines, in which the study of women and gender is multi-faceted, diverse, and embedded in a network of power relations including race, class, sexuality, and nation. Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies scholarship, teaching, and activism develop new theoretical approaches and engage and transform the analytical tools of many fields of study.