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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.


  • Mick Powell’s Chapbook Release Reading
    Thrilled to announce an upcoming book signing and release reading of Mick Powell’s new book, “Chronicle the Body”, April 6 @ Likoba Boutique! There will be a limited number of books available, so purchase yours here
    Posted on March 27, 2019
  • Not Just Trigger Warnings: a blog by Lynne Alexander
    Not Just Trigger Warnings: Supporting Survivors of Sexual & Domestic Violence in the Classroom By Lynne Alexander   Sitting here in the aftermath of the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings and swearing-in ceremony, I feel anguished and drained. Surviving in this fractured and divided nation and being bombarded with imagery and rhetoric from all sides that is […]
    Posted on December 4, 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.