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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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.


  • 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
  • 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

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