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  • Coming home!

    Our fist was removed by local labor and framed and transported to it's new home with UMass union labor!

  • 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 faculty books, click here.

  • Paths of Study

    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 Advanced 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.

  • 2019 End of Year Celebration

    A group picture from our End of Year Celebration in May of 2019! More pictures of past celebrations and other photo albums can be seen on our Photo Gallery!


Professor Svati Shah NEH Proposal

October 07, 2019

Professor Svati Shah's NEH proposal "Queer Archiving in India: Memorializing India's Newest Social Movement" was selected to be one of two proposals UMass will sponsor.   In other news, Professor...

Fall 2019 Writing Tutor

September 23, 2019

The Fall 19/Spring 2020 Writing Tutor is Kevin Henderson, a WGSS Feminist Studies Graduate Certificate student and Ph.D. student in Political Science.  This fall semester, he'll have hours on...

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Critical Pedagogies of Race and Gender

Honors College Event Room
10:30 am to 6:00 pm

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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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