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  • Coming home!

    Our fist was removed, transported and framed by local and 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.

  • Paths of Study

    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 Advanced 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.

  • 2019 End of Year Celebration

    A group picture from our End of Year Celebration in May of 2019! More pictures of past celebrations and other photo albums can be seen on our Photo Gallery!


Registration for Fall 2019 is happening!

April 03, 2019

Our course guide is ready!  Stop by W401 South College for a copy or check it out on our website.

Read what our faculty write!

December 10, 2018

Our faculty are writing!...

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Teaching an Thinking about Gender/Race

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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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