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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Apr
21
Speakers: Britta Anderson, PhD candidate in Romance Languages and Literatures and WGSS Graduate Certificate Student and Maria Alejandra Aguilar Dornelles, PhD candidate Romance Languages and Literatures and WGSS Graduate Certificate Student
This event is for graduate students - McMillan Hall, Room 221 @ 11:30 am
Apr
28
This event is free and open to the public - Lab Sciences, Room 301 @ 10:30 am
May
09
contact rap@wustl.edu for information @ 9:00 am
March 25, 2014

Sexual Discretion Black Masculinity and the Politics of Passing by Jeffrey Q. McCune, Jr.

The Olin Library at Washington University in St. Louis will host a book signing of Sexual Discretion Black Masculinity and the Politics of Passing with author, Jeffrey Q. McCune, Jr. on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 4 p.m. in the Gingko Room of the library.  Jeffrey Q. McCune, Jr. is an Associate Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Performing Arts at Washington University in St. Louis.

Professor McCune's book discusses African American men who have sex with men while maintaing a heterosexual life-style in public.  Sexual Discretion explores the down-low phenomenon, offering a refreshing innovative analysis of the significance of media space, and ideals of black masculinity in understanding down-low communities.