The WGS Experience
"My education extended beyond the classroom, with frequent opportunities for community engagement, faculty mentorship, and teaching. Furthermore, the accessibility and encouragement of numerous faculty and staff members created a supportive learning environment where I could explore, critique, and challenge constructions of gender and inequality."
Caty Taborda '14
From its beginnings with a single course offering in 1975, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Brandeis has grown dramatically. In 1978, our undergraduate minor was established. In 1992, we added a graduate program that offers the M.A. jointly with a number of fields encompassing fine arts, humanities and social sciences. In 2003, a major was established and in 2005 the program changed its name from Women’s Studies to Women’s and Gender Studies. A stand alone M.A. program started in 2010 and in 2014 the program changed its name to include Sexuality. Our curriculum includes a range of exciting interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate courses taught by faculty from across the disciplines.
Our community is diverse and committed to asking questions about intersectional aspects of women, gender and sexuality in classes, lectures and a range of public events (link to events page). 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!