Three WGS students

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.

Join us for our 12th Annual Roosevelt Lecture
October 28
Alumni Lounge, Usdan

College and Community Fellowship's Theater for Social Change will offer a performance titled, "The Letters Behind My Name," directed by Elizabeth Mirarchi.  Based in Harlem this group "uses theater to raise awareness about the impact of mass incarceration on women, families, and communities. TSC’s original performances are based on ensemble members’ life stories and experiences with the criminal justice system and as returning citizens, with a focus on eliminating barriers to higher education and advocating for reform." More information including video clips is here:

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

Join our women in business email list! Contact Shannon with any questions!


WGS Brandeis

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.

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!