Meena Khandelwal

What is GWSS?

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A student in a GWSS Class

Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies (GWSS) is an interdisciplinary field that promotes social justice and full citizenship by asking when and how gender intersects with sexuality, class, race, ethnicity, nationality, globalization, and physical ability in ways that can exclude and oppress, but that can also enrich cultures and expand opportunities. GWSS trains students to investigate how gender and sexuality shape challenges people face in areas such as the environment, culture and the media, education, health, violence, and the economy. Drawing upon history and interdisciplinary theories, our classes ask how the implications of these studies can help us address pressing problems at home and abroad.