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Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at UMass Amherst is one of the oldest departments of its kind.

We are committed to an interdisciplinary and intersectional analysis, drawing from different disciplines, 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. Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies scholarship, teaching, and activism develop new theoretical approaches and engage and transform the analytical tools of many fields of study.