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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 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.

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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 faculty books, click here.

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    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!

News

Cameron Awkward-Rich in the Boston Globe!

March 30, 2020

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/03/26/arts/new-england-literary-news/ Finding healing in poetry and drawing - The Boston Globe

Classrooms one day, correctional facilities the next – Amherst Wire

March 04, 2020

Read about Laura Ciolkowski!   https://amherstwire.com/32188/student-life-2/classrooms-one-day-correctional-facilities-the-next/?return

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Events

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In accordance with the University’s recent announcement regarding on-campus events, no live events will be hosted for the remainder of the spring semester.

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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