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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!

    Need a GenEd?

    Check our our UWW (Online) classes!

    Summer 2021 and Fall 2021

    WGSS 187 - Gender, Sexuality and Culture (Ed. I, DU)

News

Statement on Anti-Asian Racism and Xenpobia

April 01, 2021

The statement on anti-asian racism and xenophia from the the Asian and Asian American Studies Certificate Program.   

Karen Lederer has retired! New fund in her Honor!

March 23, 2021

After 34 years of dedicated service, Karen Lederer, Chief Undergraduate Advisor of WGSS retired on December 31, 2020.   Karen has left an indelible mark on generations of students and will be...

Miliann Kang in Ms. Magazine

March 23, 2021

Check the Ms. link for an article on the Atlanta killings by Miliann Kang.   https://msmagazine.com/2021/03/22/asian-women-atlanta-victims-names-violence-racism-massage-parlor/

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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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