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  • Workshop: ‘Settler Colonialism, Gender, Sexuality, and the Question of Human Rights’

    Friday, April 12, 2013
    The Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program welcomed leading indigenous studies scholars to join UConn scholars for a workshop on the intersections of settler colonialism, gender, sexuality and human rights. Continue »

  • Dr. Barbara Gurr’s 2011 Accomplishments

    In 2011 Barbara Gurr received the University of Connecticut Dean Ross McKinnon Fellowship and was named the Outstanding Graduate Student in her department, just prior to completing and defending her dissertation.  Continue »

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About WGSS

Faculty and students in the WGSS Program explore the construction of women, gender, and sexuality in different social, cultural, political, economic, aesthetic, and historical contexts by combining methods and insights of traditional academic disciplines with innovations in interdisciplinary feminist scholarship.

The mission of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Connecticut
is threefold:

  1. to transform scholarship in existing academic disciplines by incorporating the study, contributions, and feminist analysis of gender and sexuality;
  2. to create a new body of interdisciplinary feminist research and teaching that concentrates on women, gender, sexuality; and
  3. to build a supportive and critical scholarly community that advances our understanding of the construction, reproduction, and resistance to inequality.

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