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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 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)


Submit to the Berkman Award for Outstanding Graduate Feminist Scholarship

March 23, 2023


Support the UMass Prison Education Initiative, Donate to their Minute Fund!

December 07, 2022

The Prison Education Initiative is powered by a cross-campus, interdisciplinary group of faculty, students, and community partners who are engaged in prison education, research and teaching and who...

Congratulations to WGSS Alum Esther Cuesta Santana

November 02, 2022

WGSS Grad Certificate alum Esther Cuesta Santana has been awarded the UMass Alumni Honors Revolutionary Spirit Award -- congrats Esther! ...

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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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