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 of identity 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.

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. Boston University faculty interested in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies participate in a lively intellectual community as part of our Faculty Network, Gender Workshop, and Lunch Discussions Series.

The WGS program offers an undergraduate minor, a graduate certificate, and also sponsors public lectures, film screenings, discussions, and other events. Graduate students from across Boston University take courses not only in the graduate certificate program but also through the Boston-area Graduate Consortium in Women’s Studies (GCWS). The Graduate Symposium Series offers graduate students the opportunity to present works-in-progress, rehearse for job talks and conference presentations, and participate in an annual Pedagogical Seminar.

For additional information, please call 617-358-2370, or send an email to wgs@bu.edu.