In the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department (WGS) at Macalester College, students investigate key questions raised by scholarship on women and gender. The department has a strong focus on understanding women's and men's lives and the meaning of gender in the context of major interlocking systems of cultural and political differences based on race, nation, class, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. In addition to courses in the discipline of women's, gender, and sexuality studies, students engage in coursework across the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and fine arts. Using transnational and national perspectives, feminist theories, and issues in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies, WGS is designed to help students develop crucial theoretical and practical skills for understanding the social and cultural changes that are shaping our world.


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Faculty Publications

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Honors Projects