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.