Welcome to WGSS


The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) Department at Wake Forest University offers all students rigorous academic courses that examine and question cultural, biological, political, and social constructions of femininity and masculinity. Our Department is interdisciplinary in content and approach.

Whether you enroll in a course that explores the history, literature, or issues of women, a class devoted to the sociology or politics of gender, or studies in masculinity, or the gay and lesbian community, you will find yourself in the company of teachers and learners who encourage critical thinking and dialogue.

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News and Events


2021 Annual Student Research Symposium

The 2021 Annual Student Research Symposium on Gender and Sexuality will be held on Friday, March 19 from 9:00am - ...
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2021 Annual WFU Student Research Symposium On Gender and Sexuality

The Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department is hosting our annual student research symposium on March 19, 2021. This year's ...
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2nd International Virtual Colloquium “Re-thinking Marginalized Identities in Pandemics” (October 9th, 2020)

Sant’Anna Institute and Wake Forest University have teamed up to offer the second International Virtual Colloquium on the topic of ...
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“Re-thinking Marginalized Identities in Pandemics” (July 27, 2020)

Organized by Sant’Anna Academic Director Marco Marino and Wake Forest Professor Wanda Balzano (Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies), the colloquium ...
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