Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies is an interdisciplinary minor which places the study of women, gender and sexuality at the center of the curriculum. 

It is designed to include cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary perspectives on the experiences and contributions of women, as well as an examination of the challenges and limitations due to gender. The GWSS minor offers students the opportunity to explore these issues by taking specially focused classes in Anthropology, Art, Economics, English, History, Media and Communication Studies, Politics, Religious Studies, Sociology and Theater. 

Because gender and sexuality are fundamental to the ways people understand themselves, a minor in Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies can enhance practically any other field of study. 

Co-sponsored events in 2018-2019

A Fantastic Woman

Queer Cinema Festival

Refreshments and discussion follow each screening. Each film begins at 7 p.m. in Olin Auditorium on the dates listed below.  Admission is free.

A series of six films exploring the effects of prejudice and discrimination against the desire to create an inclusive society. Queer cinema critiques “normative” concepts of gender and sexuality as it represents and celebrates the lives of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, queer, gender-fluid, or questioning.

Mädchen in Uniform, Sept. 13, 7:00pm, Olin Aud.

Ma Vie en Rose, Sept. 27, 7:00pm, Olin Aud.

The Wedding Banquet, Oct. 11, 7:00pm, Olin Aud.

Oriented, Oct. 25, 7:00pm, Olin Aud.

Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie, Nov. 8, 7:00pm, Olin Aud.

A Fantastic Woman, Nov. 29, 7:00pm, Olin Aud.

Radium Girls








Radium Girls

By D.W. Gregory

Directed by Meghan Brodie, Assistant Professor of Theater

Kaleidoscope Blackbox Studio Theater

Thursday, November 1: 7:30 p.m.

Friday, November 2: 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 3: 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 4: 2:00 p.m.

It’s 1926 and radium is a miracle cure, Madame Curie is an international celebrity, and luminous watches are the latest rage, but the women painting the watch dials are falling ill.  Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls chronicles the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights the U.S. Radium Corporation responsible for poisoning its employees.  Gregory’s drama offers an uncompromising and uncannily timely look at American obsessions with health, wealth, and the commercialization of science.

For tickets:

October 29th, 2019