WGS Timeline at Brandeis
For a deeper look at the Women's, Gender and Sexuality Department's long and colorful history, go to our 35th Anniversary site.
Women's studies at Brandeis began with a single course offering.
Undergraduate minor in women's studies was established.
Graduate program began by offering a joint MA with departments across disciplines.
Undergraduate major was established.
Program’s name changed from Women's Studies to Women's and Gender Studies.
Stand-alone MA program offered.
Sexuality and queer studies minor offered.
Program changed name to Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies.
The Brandeis Board of Trustees votes to promote the program to a department.
“My education in Women's, Gender and 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 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