WGSS students

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Academic Programs

The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Oregon State University relies on multi-disciplinary approaches to the study of gender and sexuality, particularly as they intersect with race, ethnicity, class, culture, religion, nation and ability.

Our program emphasizes academic excellence, the use of feminist and anti-racist pedagogies and scholarship that contributes to social change and justice. We are committed to challenging all forms of oppression and we center queer, transnational and women of color feminisms in our curriculum. We encourage creative, innovative and collaborative frameworks of study and we work to meet the needs of a wide range of students, developing curriculum that is meaningful for students who wish to pursue careers in academia, as well as those who may be interested in community organizing, feminist nonprofit work and/or other professional areas.

Graduate Students and members of the Faculty in Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies at Oregon State University Call for a Ceasefire in Palestine
The number of people killed in Gaza has now reached over 17,000 people. This includes over 7,000 children.
We, the students and members of the faculty in Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies at Oregon State University, call for an immediate ceasefire in Palestine.
We call for peace.
We implore our Oregon congresspeople to stand with the people of Palestine and demand action now.
We stand with the men, women, and children who are facing the threat of genocide and ethnic cleansing in Palestine.
We stand against Antisemitism & Islamophobia.
We will work to end the spread of misinformation and disinformation that only serves to further divide us.
We call on our elected leaders to work together to negotiate peace.
We implore all other programs and departments at Oregon State University to support this letter in solidarity with the people of Palestine. The atrocities being committed by the occupying forces of Israel are unacceptable, inhumane, and must immediately end.
End the Occupation of Palestine Now!
Ceasefire Now!

In Solidarity,
Graduate Students and members of the Faculty in Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies at Oregon State University

Aman Agah
Emerson L.R. Barrett
Ariana Berenice & Shanti
Libia Marqueza Castro
Lizard Flud
Yola Gómez
G Koffink
Chase Mauerhan
Kobe Natachu
Emily Robinson
Mateo Rosales Fertig
Eric Warren

Bradley Boovy, Associate Professor
Patti Duncan, Professor
Razan Ghazzawi, Assistant Professor
Kryn Freehling-Burton, Senior Instructor 
Janet Lee, Professor Emerita 
Ron Mize, Professor
Nana Osei-Kofi, Professor Emerita 
Susan Shaw, Professor 
Mehra Shirazi, Associate Professor
Luhui Whitebear, Assistant Professor 









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Alumni Focus

On a mission to ‘make tomorrow better than today’ for younger generations

WGSS alum develops skills online to impact lives in his community and beyond

Nobody is defined by one thing.

This is true of Bobby Disler. He’s a proud husband and father, Navy veteran, tireless volunteer, social worker and changemaker in his community.

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