Three WGS students

News and Upcoming Events

#NoDAPL: Putting Theory Into Practice - Dedicated to the Women Water Protectors at Standing Rock
WGS is proud to present a zine designed by the students of "Feminisms: History, Theory, and Practice"! As a final project, Professor ChaeRan Freeze asked students to connect the theory covered in the course to the Standing Rock Sioux Nation's movement to protect their water and stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. The zine addresses a range of relevant subjects, such as sacred space, settler colonialism, art as healing, and more. It is inspired by and dedicated to the indigenous women water protectors at Standing Rock, who fearlessly put liberatory theory into practice.  Click here to view.

We are pleased to announce a series of programs this year - #Brandeis#TheDialogues - focused on navigating gender and race at work. Check out the website for these interactive workshops, round tables and panels grew out of a year of conversation between students, staff and faculty. They focus on educating and connecting all of us around these important issues and feature many members of the Brandeis community.


Please join us for Conversations with Extraordinary Women, a new webinar series sponsored by WGS in collaboration with the Rabb School, Brandeis University.

The first installment featured former Congresswoman Pat Schroeder being interviewed by Director of the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism Florence Graves, with an introduction by Associate Professor of Politics and WGS Jill Greenlee.  Watch the webinar at this link.

Our second installment featured Kathleen Peratis and University Professor Anita Hill.  Watch the webinar at this link.

WGS Brandeis

Welcome to the website of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program (WGS) at Brandeis. We are a community of undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, staff and Board members from a range of disciplines and backgrounds. Together we ask questions about intersectional aspects of women, gender and sexuality in classes, lectures and a range of public events.

We offer an undergraduate major and minor in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and help to support the undergraduate minor in Sexuality and Queer Studies (SQS). We also offer a standalone MA in Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies and 10 joint MA programs in which graduate students focus on WGS and another discipline. We collaborate with a range of groups on campus and are generously supported by our National Board.

Browse our webpages, learn about our history, join our Facebook group and Twitter feeds, and be in touch with suggestions and questions at any time. We are always happy to hear from you!