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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.


  • UConn Connections
    Centers, Departments & Institutes Our graduate students and faculty often are connected to cultural centers, departments, and institutes across UCONN. Attendance or affiliation is found in varying capacities such as program attendees, volunteers, Teaching Assistants or Instructors, interdisciplinary study, research work and more. Additionally, some graduate students seek specialty certificates through non-sociology departments or centers. […]
    Posted on November 15, 2018
  • Personal Needs
    Getting Paid Payroll Transportation U-Pass CT: Free bus and train transportation in CT Graduate students eligible (paid for by the Transit Fee on the Fee Bill) Order online at and the pass will be mailed to you UConn Bus Schedule Parking Parking & Permit Info Parking Map Housing / Residential Options UConn Off Campus […]
    Posted on November 15, 2018
  • Emergency Guide
    Mandated Reporter Employee Reporting Obligations In your role as graduate assistants and/or instructors, you are considered a responsible employee and have certain reporting obligations as outlined in the University’s Policy Against Discrimination, Harassment and Related Interpersonal Violence. Specifically, you are required to immediately report to the University’s Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) all relevant details […]
    Posted on November 7, 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.


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