Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program

The Boston University Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies (WGS) Program fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching related to the intersections of gender, sexuality, race, nationality, and other categories that organize and disorganize our lives. We seek to understand the ways in which our bodies, social and cultural experiences, and imaginative constructions affect what it means to be women and men in diverse cultures and historical moments.

The WGS program offers an undergraduate minor and a graduate certificate. WGS faculty work in and across the natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences and are committed to innovative scholarship and pedagogy, including the interdisciplinary team-teaching that is the cornerstone of both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Graduate students from across Boston University can take courses not only in the graduate certificate program but also through the Boston-area Graduate Consortium in Women’s Studies (GCWS). Boston University faculty and students interested in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies participate in our lively intellectual community through our WGS Network, public lectures, film screenings, discussions, and other events.