Since 1972, the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) Program has brought together an international community of students, scholars and activists. From rigorous courses and hands-on research opportunities to practical career experience and engaged networking events, the WGSS Program prepares graduates to be successful and productive global citizens.
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WGSS Program History
In 1977, the program introduced a new public policy focus and hired Virginia Allan, former chair of President Richard Nixon’s Task Force on Women's Rights and Responsibilities, Phyllis Palmer, women’s historian, and Charlotte Conable, 1976 graduate of the then-new master’s program.