News and Upcoming Events
Equal Pay for Equal Work!
Over her professional career, a woman will earn $1 million dollars less than a man simply due to her gender.
Stay informed of the gender wage gap and prepare to learn to #Ask4More in this three part series sponsored by Hiatt Career Center, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, Career Service at IBS, GSAS Career Services, Office of Students and Enrollment and Department of Community Service. Click here for more information.
Congratulations to Sue Lanser on being awarded the Joan Kelly Memorial Prize for women's history and / or feminist theory from the American Historical Association for her book, The Sexuality of History: Modernity and the Sapphic, 1565–1830 (Univ. of Chicago Press, 2014)
Check out the Women in Economics initiative at Brandeis!
Ruth Charney and the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) have been awarded an ADVANCE grant in the amount $750,000 from the National Science Foundation to support the project Career Advancement for Women Through Research-Focused Networks.
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies faculty recognizes the dearth of Asian American faculty and Asian American studies to which the students of #HereWeAre have drawn attention. We pledge to increase our efforts to diversify our faculty, paying special attention to recruiting and retaining Asian American faculty; to incorporate Asian American studies more fully into our course offerings; to support the creation of course offerings in Asian American studies; and to work with the administration to create the academic structures necessary to ensuring the coherence and longevity of these efforts.
The Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program's faculty stands in solidarity with the students occupying the Bernstein-Marcus building. Our students have taken the lead again in calling for change, and as stated by our colleagues in the AAAS department, "it is our intellectual and moral obligation to support our students in their struggles to transform Brandeis into a truly 21st century university." We pledge ourselves to transformation and call upon the administration to do likewise. #fordhall2015
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 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.