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


A Message from the Graduate Program Director

It is with much pride and admiration that I announce the first class of graduate students at Wake Forest who completed ...
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Call for Papers

This year the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is sending out a Call for Papers for the following awards: The ...
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The Humanities Institute Disabilities Studies

The Humanities Institute Disabilities Studies Faculty Seminar discusses Dr. Kristina Gupta's new book, Medical Entanglements ...
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Wake Forest University is making sure we do our part to help stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus. With ...
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