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News and Upcoming Events

We are looking for lecturers to teach courses on gender, sexuality, and social media; and navigating race and gender in business in Spring 2016.  Click here for more details!

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

Click here to see the online publication created by Professor Jasmine Johnson's class, Black Feminist Thought.

Professor Harleen Singh appeared on the BBC radio to discuss her book The Rani of Jhansi: Gender, History, and Fable in India, which has been nominated for the Association of Asian Studies Bernard S. Cohn award for a first book in South Asian Studies!

WGS Chair Wendy Cadge and project co-leader George Fitchett win a $4.5 million dollar grant to boost hospital chaplain research literacy.

Professor Anita Hill was given the prestiguous honor of being appointed a University Professor.

Congratulations to Sue Lanser whose new book, The Sexuality of History: Modernity and the Sapphic 1565-1830 (University of Chicago Press, 2014) has been nominated for a Lambda literary award under LGBTQ studies!

Professor Jasmine Johnson has received a Mandel Center for the Humanities grant for her research on “Rhythm Nation: West African Dance and the Politics of Diaspora!"

WGS majors Ariella Assouline and Anni Long are awarded Sorensen Fellowships!

Congratulations to Bernadette Brooten on being awarded an Honorary Degree from the University of Bern in Switzerland!

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Black Lives Matter:  Statement of Solidarity

We, the faculty of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Brandeis University, express our solidarity with the movements in cities across the country and on our own campus in defense of Black lives.  Concerned by the systemic daily violence wrought on Black communities, we commit ourselves to addressing, in our Spring 2015 classrooms and beyond, the endemic issues that perpetuate structural inequalities and cause systemic suffering and needless death.  Black Lives matter to everyone.

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!