About the Program

Our courses use feminist theory and gender analysis to examine literature, culture, social structures, and political power, and to understand how assumptions and beliefs about masculinities, femininities, and sexualities shape human institutions, organizations, and activities. As one of the first in the nation, the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program at Washington University has been encouraging the critical thinking and active participation of students in their education since 1972.
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Beth Freeman, Professor of English, University of California - Davis
This event is open to the public - Danforth University Center Room 276 (NOTE: This event does not count for Intro students.) @ 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Linda Alcoff, City University of New York
Please contact the Political Theory Workshop for reservations - wupolitical theory@gmail.com @ 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Danielle Allen, Institute for the Advance Study, Princeton University
This event is open to the public - location TBA @ 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
August 11, 2014

"Sensational Flesh: Race, Power and Masochism (Sexual Cultures) by Assistant Professor Amber Musser in WGSS to be released September 2014

Professor Amber Musser, faculty member in the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program book: Sensational Flesh: Race, Power, and Masochism is set for release in September 2014 by New York University Press