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.
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
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 5PM, APRIL 14, 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! ...
Birth and Death in the Nursery, a talk by Dr. Johanna Schoen
South College E470
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
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.Read More »