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
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.
February 21st, 2019
Feb 21 2019 7:00pmBlack Women’s Community Building And Activism In The Black Power MovementBears’ Den, Wismer CenterAshley D. Farmer is a historian of black women’s history, intellectual history and radical politics. She is an assistant professor in the departments of history and African and African diaspora studies at the University of Texas at Austin.