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)


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WGSS is hiring!

Are you looking to join a department to further your feminsit activism along side teaching? WGSS invites applications for the following positions:

Full-time,  non-tenure track Senior Instructor 1 position: https://bit.ly/2MoawOi

Local Adjunct Instructor with expertise in feminism and popular culture to teach Girls' Studies:  https://bit.ly/2Nu4T1q


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

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


Fall 2018  WGSS queer course listing

Fall 2018 Queer WGSS Courses

WS 360U - Intro to Queer Studies, TBA, WEB, CRN 15304

WS375U - Sexuality, Gender, and Sports, Prof. Jason Damron, WEB, CRN 15305

WS381 - Queer of Color Theorizing, Prof. Eddy Alvarez, MW 1400-1550,    CRN 14856

WS382U - Transgender Studies, Prof. Miriam Abelson, Tues. 1730-2110, CRN 14857




















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

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