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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.

  • Coming home!

    Our fist was removed, framed, and transported to its 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 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)


Congratulations to Cameron-Awkward Rich!

December 03, 2021

Cameron Awkward-Rich has been awarded a Lannan Literary Fellowship in poetry from the Lannan Foundation. Read more about it here!

Welcome (back) to Karen Cardozo!

August 26, 2021

We are delighted to welcome back Dr. Karen Cardozo as a lecturer for 2021-22. After completing her PhD in English at UMass Amherst, Karen taught across the Consortium to rave reviews: in a joint...

UMass Prison Education Initiative

May 14, 2021

Check out what Laura Ciolkowski has been doing!

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Welcome Back Gathering

Big Tent (between the library and the pond)
3:30 pm to 5:00 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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