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.


To read more about the history of WGSS, click here.



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.


  • UCHI 2021 Winners From WGSS Faculty, Affiliate Faculty, and Graduate Students
    We would like to congratulate our WGSS Faculty members for being winners in the UCHI Fellowships!UConn Faculty Fellows:Haile Eshe Cole (Anthropology and Africana Studies)“Belly: Topographies of Black Reproduction”Shardé M. Davis (Communication; Africana Studies; and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies)UCHI Faculty of Color Working Group Fellow“Being #BlackintheIvory: Contending with Racism in the American UniversityLaura Mauldin (Human […]
    Posted on April 21, 2021
  • 2020 Declaration on Women’s Rights
    This post and its contents were Sent on behalf of WGSS Affiliate Zehra Arat. The downloadable documents according to each section are located at the bottom of this post. THE 2020 DECLARATION ON WOMEN’S RIGHTS We, the undersigned women’s groups and feminist organizations, collectively representing nearly a thousand women’s organizations, held a meeting on October […]
    Posted on December 15, 2020
  • Former Grad Student Timothy Bussey’s Article Pickup
    Hello Huskies! Timothy Bussey, a former WGSS Graduate Student, got an article of theirs picked up by the Associated Press!   Titled “‘Rainbow wave’ of LGBTQ candidates run and win in 2020 election”, Bussey explores the 2020 election, and a few of the roughly 1,000 LGBTQ+ candidates that ran for state senate and house seats. […]
    Posted on November 6, 2020

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