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MIT Press Podcasts: Sherry Zane, Associate Director of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at the University of Connecticut, discusses her recent article, “’I did It for The Uplift of Humanity and The Navy’: Same-Sex Acts and The Origins of The National Security State, 1919–1921”, published in the June 2018 issue of The New England Quarterly.


  • Not Just Trigger Warnings: a blog by Lynne Alexander
    Not Just Trigger Warnings: Supporting Survivors of Sexual & Domestic Violence in the Classroom By Lynne Alexander   Sitting here in the aftermath of the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings and swearing-in ceremony, I feel anguished and drained. Surviving in this fractured and divided nation and being bombarded with imagery and rhetoric from all sides that is […]
    Posted on December 4, 2018
  • Faculty Feature in the NY Times
    Read the following article from the NY Times, featuring WGSS’ very own, Laura Mauldin. A Clearer Message on Cochlear Implants Portrayals of this technology as a “miracle” for deaf people overlook its potential downsides and challenges. By Sara Novic At the start of every semester, before we dive into the course’s syllabus, I stand before my […]
    Posted on November 27, 2018
  • India Gay Sex Ban Struck Down
    By Jeffrey Gettleman, Kai Schultz and Suhasini Raj Sept. 6, 2018 NEW DELHI — India’s Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously struck down one of the world’s oldest bans on consensual gay sex, a groundbreaking victory for gay rights that buried one of the most glaring vestiges of India’s colonial past. After weeks of deliberation by the court and decades […]
    Posted on September 12, 2018

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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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