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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 faculty books, click here.

  • UWW classes!

    We're offering UWW (formerly CPE) classes!

    Check out Wintersession 21 (now 6 weeks!)

    We're offering WGSS 187 for Spring 21!


Congratulations to Banu Subramaniam!

October 13, 2020

Congratulations to faculty member Banu Subramaniam! ...

WGSS Solidarity Statement

June 07, 2020

Read the WGSS Solidarity statement here.  

Cameron Awkward-Rich in the Boston Globe!

March 30, 2020 Finding healing in poetry and drawing - The Boston Globe

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Book Salon with Durba Mitra

2:30 pm to 3:30 pm


Decolonizing Methodologies

2:30 pm to 3:30 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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