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A global Approach to Gender and Sexuality
Challenging inequity through cross-disciplinary,
intersectional scholarship

 


 

Graduate Virtual Open House

 

 

Graduate Virtual Open House: October 18–28

Registration is open for the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS) Graduate Virtual Open House! The online event includes program-specific information sessions and opportunities to engage with current graduate students, faculty and our admissions team.

The WGSS Program is hosting an information session for prospective graduate students on Tuesday, October 26 at 1 p.m. EDT.

 


Who We Are

a group of GW Women's Gender Sexuality Studies students discussing in a circle in class

 

The first graduate program in women’s studies in the United States, the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) Program has been a leader in the field since 1972. Today, our offerings include undergraduate, graduate and combined degree options.

Known for our interdisciplinary, innovative approach, the WGSS Program bridges the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences through the study of topics relating to gender, race, sexuality, ethnicity and nationality.

Students analyze feminist theory and cross-cultural perspectives, examine historical trends and religious practices, explore policy and power structures and develop theories and methods for challenging inequality and re-imagining social justice. Beyond the classroom, students have access to unique networking events, research experiences and internship opportunities in Washington, D.C.

 

Onward GW: COVID-19 Updates

 


Ragini Sharma, BA '21, WGSS

Ragini Sharma

BA '21

"The decision to take on WGSS as a second major was the most importat moment of my undergraduate career. I am incredibly humbled to have learned from our department's wonderful professors and students in my last three semesters at GW."


 

Highlights From WGSS

Dr. Jameta Nicole Barlow

WGSS Assistant Professor Dr. Jameta Barlow Quoted in Several News Articles

Congratulations to Dr. Jameta Nicole Barlow (Assistant Professor in the University Writing Program and of WGSS) on being quoted in several news articles

Dr. Kavita Daiya Publishes her Book in Paperback

Congratulations to Dr. Kavita Daiya on her book, Graphic Narratives about South Asia and South Asian America: Aesthetics and Politics (Routledge) being published in a paperback version! This is the first edited volume to present scholarship on comics that links South Asia and South Asian America, and to address some of the most profoundly urgent issues of our time, from gender-based violence, authoritarian politics, refugee experience, caste discrimination, environmentalism, racism, urban street, globalization, and political repression.

WGSS Assistant Professor Dr. Jameta Barlow Quoted in Several News Articles

Congratulations to Dr. Jameta Nicole Barlow (Assistant Professor in the University Writing Program and of WGSS) on being quoted in several news articles. Dr. Barlow was quoted by Medical News Today in the article "Structural racism in medicine: An in-depth look at ways to promote meaningful change," and by The Washington Post in the article "Racial trauma can be deadly for Black people. Here are five ways to cope with it."

 


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