Welcome to the Institute for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies!

Faculty and students worked to establish WGSS in 1996 to create a space for innovative interdisciplinary knowledge creation and community outreach. Our cutting-edge research, teaching, and campus programming center on our focus areas of gender and globalization, sexuality studies, and social change.

WGSS offers an M.A. degree, a graduate certificate, an undergraduate B.A., and an undergraduate minor. Our students are socially conscious critical thinkers whose education cuts across disciplines. Our undergraduate and graduate students work with faculty in WGSS and allied fields, such as Sociology, African American Studies, English, Communication, History, Anthropology, Religious Studies, Philosophy, Education, and Social Work, as they become the next generation of scholars and cultural workers promoting new ways of thinking and acting in relation to gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, class and economic structures, and national and global issues. When you join us as a student, you’ll have the opportunity to work with our vibrant faculty, to join student groups promoting dialogue and action on campus and beyond, and to think differently. After GSU, you may follow in the footsteps of our students, some of whom go on to graduate school in various fields, others to work in non-profits, and others to private industry. Or you may find new, inventive paths.

Please continue to browse our site to learn more about our research, classes, and programs. We welcome you to join us, and invite you to visit us on the 22nd floor of 25 Park Place.

We look forward to seeing you!

Susan Talburt