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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Sep
11
Joe Fischel, Assistant Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale University
This event is open to the public - Danforth University Center, Room 276 @ 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Sep
18
Claire Class, PhD candidate in English & WGSS Graduate Certificate student
This event is open to faculty and graduate students - McMillan Hall, Room 221 @ 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Sep
19
Michael Omni, University of California, Berkeley
This event is open to the public - location TBA @ 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
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.