Founded in 1972, the Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies fosters the interdisciplinary study of women, gender,
and sexuality,through a rich multicultural and internationally informed academic environment. Our Program seeks to produce intellectually rigorous, analytical and creative work that embodies the perspective of gender in its local and global dimensions through teaching, research, and outreach activities.

The WGSS Dept would like to congratulate Ph.D. student Corinne Schwarz.  Corinne (a Graduate Research Assistant for ASHTI) has received funding from the Office of Graduate Studies Doctoral Student Research Fund to conduct dissertation research in 2016. Corinne will be using the award to conduct fieldwork in Kansas and Missouri, interviewing service providers who work with vulnerable, exploited, and trafficked persons.

Congratulations to these graduate students on their completion of the WGSS Graduate Certificate Program during the Fall 2015 semester:  Sarah Bell (History PhD student), Josh Morgan (Communication Studies PhD student), Leah Mortenson (Education-Curriculum & Instruction MA student), Kathryn Vaggalis (American Studies PhD student) and Phillip Wagner (Communication Studies PhD student).  WGSS has enjoyed having the opportunity to meet you all.


The WGSS Department is happy to announce that we currently have 16 Human Sexuality Majors, 18 Human Sexuality Minors, 49 WGSS Majors and 30 WGSS Minors enrolled in a degree program! 


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