Welcome to WGSS

The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) Program draws on the humanities, arts, and social and physical sciences to explore the broad range of intellectual questions concerning the social location of women and men and the ways in which gender and sexuality are embedded in and structure our everyday lives. Students are exposed to an ever-evolving body of knowledge that includes a focus on how gender and sexuality relate to other axes of power and identity, including race, class, and ethnicity.

The WGSS program offers an undergraduate minor and a graduate certificate in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. We have many opportunities for students, faculty, and scholars. WGSS and the College of Social Sciences and Humanities is the home of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society


Melinda Gomez


Melinda is a senior psychology major with a minor in WGSS.

Moya Bailey

Dean's Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Scholar in WGSS & Digital Humanities

WGSS welcomes to its faculty Professor Moya Bailey, as the country’s first joint postdoctoral fellow in WGSS and the digital humanities. Read about her current projects and future plans at Northeastern.


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Women Take the Reel Film Festival: Out In the Night

Northeastern will screen Out in the Night by blair dorosh-walther as part of the 2015 Women Take the Reel Film Festival. A discussion will follow. Refreshments will be served.

Under the neon lights in a gay-friendly neighborhood of
New York City, four young African-American lesbians are
violently and sexually threatened by a man on the street.
They defend themselves against him and are charged and
convicted in the courts and in the media as a ‘Gang of
Killer Lesbians’. . . .
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Pleasure and Danger: Sexual Freedom and Feminism Now

    Pleasure and Danger: sexual freedom and feminism now   A daylong symposium at The Cabral Center Northeastern University   March 20, 2015   Sponsored by The WGSS program, The Forum for Feminist Thought, The Feminist Theory 2.0 collaborative research cluster, The Humanities Center, The School of Law, The departments of Communication Studies, English,. . .
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In Our Name: A Play About the Torture Years

In Our Name: A Play of the Torture Years Written by Michael Meltsner Directed by: Victoria Marsh Date: Thursday March 19, 4pm Location: Blackman Auditorium In Our Name: A Play of the Torture Years depicts how and why the nation found itself brutally treating the men it detained — some with good reason, some with stunning caprice. . .
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