Welcome to our virtual home!

In these pages, you will find  information about our history, our future(s), and what we are up to…

In 2014-15 we celebrated the 20th  anniversary of the founding of our Institute, with both a fall event honoring our past directors and a spring event featuring panels with faculty and alumni as well as the Anne L. Harper Annual Lecture in Women’s Studies by Janet Jakobsen.

As we continue to commemorate the official founding of the Institute, we also recognize that it is rooted in a longer history of struggle, as sketched in the interactive timeline on our history page.

Perusing the people tab, you’ll find information about what kinds of projects occupy our core and affiliate faculty, and in our faculty news section, you’ll see what we’ve been up to lately.  General information for faculty (such as the P&T manual), can be found on the Faculty Resources page, while information specific to affiliated faculty (like how to affiliate and crosslist courses)  is located on the affiliate faculty page.

On the Graduate pages, learn about our vibrant MA program, as well as our Graduate Certificate in WGSS, which also contain all necessary forms and information for current students. Visit the undergraduate page to find a compelling argument for majoring and minoring in the relevant and interdisciplinary field of WGSS.

As we reflect on the (more than) 20 years of constructive troublemaking that the Institute has fostered, we focus too on how to continue to grow our program in ways that can strengthen the important work we do.  Find out how you can support us during this exciting time in our history.