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.


  • 100 Years of Women Scholarship Award
    Hello UCONN! We in the WGSS Program would love to congratulate Shamayeta Bhattacharya, a graduate student assistant in our program, as well as the Department of Geography, in her achievements of receiving the 100 Years of Women Scholarship Award! Below you will see an excerpt of her work and research: “In India Hijra, Kothi and […]
    Posted on April 8, 2020
  • A Letter to the UCONN Community
    From: Asian American Cultural Center, African American Cultural Center, Rainbow Center, Puerto Rican/Latin American Cultural Center, Women’s Center, Asian and Asian American Studies Institute, El Instituto, Africana Studies Institute, Human Rights Institute, Dodd Center, Center for Judaic Studies, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, American Studies Program, International Student & Scholar Services, and Office for […]
    Posted on April 3, 2020
  • (WILL BE UPDATED) Events Cancelled March 13, 2020 Through April 6, 2020
    Hello WGSS Students, Staff, and Faculty, Due to the University of Connecticut’s precautions towards preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we have been informed that the following events on our calendar have been cancelled: FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2020 – Roxane Gay: With One N       To see events from other programs/departments that […]
    Posted on March 18, 2020

Upcoming Events

  1. Apr 9 White Fragility - Book Discussion Series12:00pm
  2. Apr 15 Take Back The Night7:00pm
  3. Apr 22 Artist's Talk, Jeanne Ciravolo, "Visualizing Female Narratives"6:00pm
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