Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies is the multidisciplinary study of women's lives and experiences.

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies place women's concerns, gender analysis, and/or LGBTQ experience at the center of academic study.  We recognize that gender and sexuality intersect with other categories of identity and experience, including race, ethnicity, social class, ability, and age.  Our courses examine a wide range of topics from multidisciplinary perspectives.  We encourage community involvement and activism, and our majors, minors, and graduate students complete internships with social change agencies and organizations.


Feminist Formations, a leading journal for innovative work in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies is published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.  The journal brings together cutting-edge academic and poetic voices. Issues are published three times a year in spring, fall, and winter.

Feminist Formations seeks robust feminist scholarship, visual art, and poetry that can inspire incisive and politically meaningful analyses and action. Currently based in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Oregon State University, the editorial team is dedicated to creating an interdisciplinary space of critical inquiry, compassionate response, and feminist praxis.