The WGS Experience

Alexandra M. Thomas

"My education in Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies has taught me to think in nuanced, creative, and innovative ways as a Black feminist, activist, and art historian. Thanks to the Brandeis WGSS program, I have a critical framework to engage power and justice that can be brought to any social issue or profession."

- Alexandra M. Thomas '18

About Us

WGS Faculty and Staff

WGS Timeline at Brandeis

1975: Women's Studies at Brandeis began with a single course offering
1978: Undergraduate minor in Women’s Studies was established
1992: Graduate program began by offering a joint M.A with departments across disciplines
2003: Undergraduate major was established
2005: Program’s name changed from Women’s Studies to Women’s and Gender Studies
2010: Stand-Alone M.A. program offered
2011: Sexuality and Queer Studies Minor Offered
2014: Program changed name to Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Today, our curriculum is composed of exciting interdisciplinary courses taught by faculty from across disciplines. 


The Program is located in the Rabb Graduate Complex, Room 105. Get directions to our offices and to the Brandeis campus.

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program
MS 082
Brandeis University
415 South Street
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-2728

781-736-3044 Fax

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