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



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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'.


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


In Our Name: A Play About the Torture Years

In Our Name: A Play of the Torture Years

Written by Michael Meltsner

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