Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) is an interdisciplinary program designed to foster students’ personal and intellectual development in the study of gender and sexuality within both local and global contexts; the intersectional analysis of race, gender, class, culture and disability; power, systems of privilege, and resistance; and the links between theoretical understandings of feminist/queer studies and community activism.  A degree in WGSS prepares students for socially responsible community involvement and a broad range of careers in community agencies, not-for-profit organizations, and government agencies. Additionally, the WGSS program offers a foundation for graduate work in professional degree programs such as teaching, counseling, social work, legal studies, public health, business administration, and advocacy. (Above photo courtesy of the WGSS PSU Library Archives)


Save the Date: Queer Feminist Colloquium 5-1-2020

Queer Feminist Colloquium

May 1, 2020

9am-1pm | SMSU 

Save the date! In colloboration with the Queer Resource Center and the Womnen's Resource Center.



New Major in Sexuality, Gender, and Queer Studies Approved!

The 2017-2018 academic year brought new courses and a new major to the WGSS department. You can declare your major now online. If you have questions please contact Professor Lisa Weasel or Professor Miriam Abelson. More information here


AJAAS Conference 2019: 

Entre ríos y fronteras: Reframing
Jotería Futurity and Kinship

The Association for Joteria Arts, Activism, and Scholarship will hold their annual conference here at Portland State University. Join AJAAS continue to create space cerntering Joteria voices and bridge art, activism and scholarship. 

Conference dates: Oct 10-13

More info by clicking this link: http://tiny.cc/lmf9dz




















If you are interested in becoming an affiliate faculty with WGSS, click here to learn more about this exciting opportunity.

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