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


Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department

For matters relating to the Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, the Human Rights Minor, or the Sexuality Studies Minor, please contact We will make every attempt to answer your message as soon as possible between the hours of 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday.

For access to WGS Tracking Sheets and other information, please click here.

Statement on Anti-Asian Violence
The Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies endorse the statement that our sister Department, American Studies, have created and want to ensure our community that WGS will similarly recommit to this work, as AMST wrote “now and into the future”. 

To declare a Major or Minor in WGS, a Minor in Human Rights, or a Minor in Sexuality Studies, please click here.

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


  • We have agreed to permit the P/F for ALL of our students – Majors, Minors, and others – for all of their courses this semester WITHOUT P/Fs counting toward any limit in place for these various concentrations.

Giving to UMass Boston

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