Achievement | Cooperation | Integrity | Justice

WGSS at Wake Forest University offers courses with a feminist interdisciplinary lens alongside outreach with human-to-human connections through which our students could realize the practical and emotional impact of feminist activism. We teach the whole student—mind, body, and spirit with the goal of transformation and renewal of the individual and the communities to which we belong. 

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WGSS will challenge your critical thinking and prepare you to be successful within your chosen career field.


Learn more about WGSS class offerings and requirements for our undergraduate and graduate concentrations.

Meet the Faculty

Meet the distinguished Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies faculty.

“If you’re going to live, leave a legacy. Make a mark on the work that can’t be erased.”

– Dr. Maya Angelou


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Join us next week for our Art and Activism event with Micah Bazant! You don't want to this!
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies department chair, Dr. Julia Jordan-Zachery, was featured on Voices in Equity, a podcast from The Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University, to discuss Black Women and da ‘Rona, a collection of stories from many collaborators, rooted in the ways Black women understand their lives, healing, mothering, and advocacy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Edited by Dr. Julia Jordan-Zachery and Dr. Shamara Alhassan of Arizona State University.

Link to podcast in the comments! Be sure to visit us on to get 30% off your copy of 'Black Women and Da 'Rona'!
We stand with the victims, their loved ones and anyone who was affected by this tragedy. #saytheirnames