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Our next WGGS Student Spotlight features Makayla Dawkins, a WGSS major from New Haven, CT! Makayla is pursuing a Master of Public Health and plans to pursue a doctorate. ...

Two-time World Champion Hoop Dancer Lisa Odjig and our Tribal Community member in Residence Chris Newell performing at halftime at the @XLCenter in honor Native and Indigenous Heritage Month. Sponsored by @uconn_nacp NAIS NAISI @uconnwgss and @Akomawt

@UConnMBB vs. Delaware State
November 20, 2022

There are no women's and men's categories at the World Hoop Dance Championship held yearly at the Heard Museum in Phoenix. Lisa is the only woman to win the title multiple times.

Come support the WGSS students and all their hard work! ...

Never stop learning with UConn WGSS. ...

WGSS on Twitter


  • Phyllis Young: Defending Native American Rights
    Phyllis Young: Defending Native American Rights and the Importance of Making Kin Don’t miss this virtual public talk featuring legendary activist Phyllis Young moderated by filmmaker Shannon Kring. Phyllis Young is a citizen of the Dakota and Lakota nations. She is a founding member of Women of All Red Nations (WARN) and is widely known […]
    Posted on November 22, 2022
  • Feminist Film Festival: Come Support WGSS Students!
    Feminist Film Festival On Tuesday, November 29th, WGSS 2250 students will be hosting a public screening of short documentaries they have produced for class. Come support the students and all of their hard work in Austin 108 at 6:00 pm!
    Posted on November 16, 2022
  • Upcoming Virtual Panel: Transgender Day of Remembrance
    The Rainbow Center, UConn WGSS, and the Connecticut TransAdvocacy Coalition are hosting a virtual panel discussion in honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance on WebEx on Friday, November 18 at 1:oo pm EST. The distinguished panelists are: Sybastian K. Smith, Organizing Director, National Center for Transgender Equality & NCTE Action Fund Shanna Kattari Ph.D., Associate […]
    Posted on November 14, 2022

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About WGSS

The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) Program was established as the Women’s Studies Program at the University of Connecticut in 1974. The first formal program of its kind in the state, it was founded as a flexible interdisciplinary academic program devoted to the critical analysis of gender and the pursuit of knowledge about women.


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