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


Awards: Call for Student Papers

AWARDS SEASON IS UPON US!!! The Sixteenth Annual Elizabeth Phillips Award will be presented this Spring. The award pays tribute ...
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“Some of Us Are Brave” Symposium – 4/7/2022 at 4pm

Join Dr. Shanna Greene Benjamin, Professor and Chair of the department of Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies Julia Jordan-Zachery, and ...
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BlackWomanology: A One-Woman Play by Masha Dowell – April 6, 2022

Let's talk about who defines the Black Woman's experience in the journey to Black Womanhood. Come join the Women's, Gender, ...
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