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.
- Major (to declare contact WGSS)
- Minors (to declare, contact WGSS)
- Graduate (to apply to either program click here)
The Fall 2013 course schedule is now online
Advising times for Summer and Fall 2013 are here
Slavery and Human
Trafficking Conference at KU, Jan. 31st-Feb. 1st
Alesha Doan, New Chair of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Please welcome Alesha Doan of Political Science as the new Chair of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies!
We are excited for the skills, background, and energy Prof. Doan is bringing to the program, and wish John Younger the best in his new position as Director of Jewish Studies.
A 40th Anniversary: February Sisters and the Birth of Women's Studies
On February 4, 1972, a group of women took over a building on campus and made some demands, including more women faculty and a women's studies program -- this event changed the face of KU and is the spark that led to our department.
WGSS celebrated the 40th anniversary of these events with a week-long series of talks, panel discussions, and art exhibits, culminating in a talk by Angela Davis and a banquet.
Angela Davis in Budig 120, February 7, 2012, 5-6 pm