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Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Join us in transforming our world


Undergraduate Programs

The Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies offers a major and minor in both WGSS and Human Sexuality Studies; an online bachelor's degree in WGSS; as well as a certificate in Gender, Law & Policy.

Graduate Programs

Our Graduate program supports interdisciplinary research on topics pertaining to women, gender, and sexuality and administers programs leading to the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees, and graduate certificate.

Upcoming Events

WGSS Latest News

Our Wonderful MA Graduates!!

CONGRATULATIONS!! Amber & Sameen!  

HUGE Congratulations to these WGSS Superstars!

Their impressive accomplishments are truly well deserved. We wish you all the best in the future! Amber Brown In addition to joining Pi Alpha Alpha, the global honor society for public affairs and administration, Amber received the first Noah Hookstra Memorial Award as a member of the Doleā€¦

WGSS Receives 1M Mellon Grant!

The Mellon Foundation awarded WGSS with a 1M grant that will boost Transgender Studies at KU.

Two WGSS PhD Alums have now published books!

Congrats to Corinne Schwarz and Jo Kipgen! In Policing Victimhood: Human Trafficking, Frontline Work, and the Carceral State, Schwarz examines critical issues in crime and society. Kippen contributes to an understudied area in Reproductive Politics in India: The Case of Sex-Selective Abortion.

Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Newsletter

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This anonymous survey is meant to offer a direct and anonymous line to the chair of the department to share concerns, ideas, or general feedback to improve your KU experience, your connections to and with the department, and harness needed resources. This survey is meant to add another mode of communication, not replace any- as always, my door is always open to chat with you about whatever is on your mind. ~Katie

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In WGSS we put teaching at the heart of our mission. Giving to WGSS ensures that we can support our students, faculty, and visiting scholars when and how they need it most.