University of Massachusetts Boston Department of Women's and Gender Studies

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is an interdisciplinary field that produces and disseminates knowledge through research, teaching, and activism. The Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at UMass Boston is inspired by feminist movements for social justice locally, nationally, and globally.

Our faculty members strive to provide undergraduate students with the tools to analyze and articulate relationships among systems of structural inequality, including those based on sex/gender, race/ethnicity, class, sexuality, religion, and nation.  We encourage and mentor students to achieve their academic and career goals. We aim to stimulate students' personal and intellectual growth, political engagement, and social action. We also work to facilitate intellectual, curricular, and programmatic exchanges and innovations on campus and beyond.

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Centers & Institutes

Consortium on Gender, Security, and Human Rights

The National Women’s Studies Association Statement on Combating the Climate of Fear, Division and Xenophobia in the Wake of the U.S. Presidential Election

Giving to UMass Boston

Support the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department with a gift to the UMass Boston Fund.