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  • Exploration across disciplines

    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.

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  • Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at UMass

    We are committed to interdisciplinary and intersectional analysis 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. Check out the books our faculty are publishing! To see more books, click here.

  • UWW classes!

    Need a GenEd?

    Check our our UWW (Online) classes!

    Summer 2022 - History of Sexuality and Race in the U.S.  (HS, DU)
    Fall 2022 - History of Sexuality and Race in the U.S. (HS, DU)
    Fall 2022 - Introduction to Sexuality Studies (DG, SB)


Svati Shah Publishes Special Issue

September 28, 2022

Svati Shah served as guest editor for a special issue of Anti-Trafficking Review on "Migration, Sexuality, and Gender Identity," which has just been published. The Anti-Trafficking Review is an...

Women for UMass grant - Laura Ciolkowski

April 15, 2022

Laura Ciolkowski has been awarded a grant from Women for UMass (WFUM) in support of her work with women incarcerated in the Western Massachusetts Regional Women's Correctional Center in Chicopee. ...

Congrats to Banu Subramaniam!

April 15, 2022

Banu Subramaniam was awarded the Samuel F. Conti Fellowship Award!   Click here for more information....congrats to Banu!

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Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies

The field views and analyzes intellectual problems and issues of current concern through the perspectives of gender, class, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexuality, and ability. Students think about challenges faced by marginalized (or not) individuals in both domestic and foreign spaces, and work to conceptualize solutions that can be applied in communities around the world. 

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