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.


  • Monuments of the Past / Structures of the Present
    Please join us for American Studies’ first event to kick off the new year – Monuments to the Past / Structures of the Present — on Thursday, September 24 @ 12:00-1:30pm. Panel features Kelly Dennis, Kenneth Foote, Lewis Gordon, Micki McElya, and Cathy Schlund-Vials. By their nature, monuments collapse the conceptual divide between past and […]
    Posted on August 20, 2020
  • Awards and Publishings
    Hello Huskies!   We would like to congratulate our WGSS Affiliate, Dr. Sharde Davis, on winning the OSCLG Feminist Teacher/Mentor Award for this year! Also, WGSS Distinguished Professor Dr. Nancy Naples’ three-volume “Companion to Women’s and Gender Studies” is NOW AVAILABLE! These two members of the WGSS Family have done many great things, and we […]
    Posted on August 13, 2020
  • WGSS 2020 Newsletter: Wild Tongue Journal
    Good Morning Huskies! One of our staff members, Mick Powell, has posted our 2020 Newsletter to Wild Tongue Journal! The journal, as quoted from their “About Us” page, “is a biannual publication curated by faculty and students in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at the University of Connecticut. In the spring, WT will […]
    Posted on July 24, 2020

Upcoming Events

  1. Nov 2 RBG Documentary Screening & Discussion5:30pm
  2. Nov 5 Women's Center Virutal Lounge7:00pm
  3. Nov 9 Poetry As Activism5:00pm
  4. Nov 19 Women's Center Virutal Lounge7:00pm
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