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News and Upcoming Events

 Upcoming Events

Distinguished Faculty Lecture: Strolling in the Ruins
Professor Faith Smith
Wednesday, February 4th
3:30 pm
Alumni Lounge


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

Check out Sue Lanser's new book, The Sexuality of History: Modernity and the Sapphic, 1565-1830.

Congratulations to Professor Anita Hannig on winning the The Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research for her book manuscript, Surgery and Salvation!

Professor Jill Greenlee discusses "Midterm Elections: motherhood, age, and gender's influence on political behavior" in Brandeis Now.

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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!