The Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies has a diverse faculty and a variety of course offerings in our undergraduate and graduate programs, ranging from women’s health to media and popular culture to global perspectives to LGBTQ Studies. We recognize excellence in research, teaching, and service in three important ways:

an analysis of the intersections of gender, race, class, sexuality, and nation.

skillful integration of methods from different disciplines.

Social Justice
a commitment to dismantling sexism, racism, classism, and other oppressive practices in our research, teaching, and service to different communities.

News & Announcements

Congratulations to Samhita Mukhopadhyay (BA 2000), who was recently named Executive Editor of Teen Vogue, replacing Elaine Welteroth who recently left the position. Fore more information:

Also, Minjeong Kim (MA 2001), Associate Professor at San Diego State University, recently published her first book, Elusive Belonging: Marriage Migrants and "Multiculturalism" in Rural South Korea (University of Hawai'i Press, 2018). About the book:

New Dual Degree Program: JD/MA in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

For Fall 2018 enrollment, apply by June 1. More Information


Join Professor Janell Hobson on a faculty-led tour of London, Paris, and Edinburgh, on the subject of Black Women’s Transatlantic Histories – June 2-16, 2018. More Information

Related Local and Campus Events

Beginning February 7, 2018: Brown Bag Lunch Series in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies (Humanities 354, 12:30pm). Learn More


An Interdisciplinary Conference on Feminism, Borders, and Resistance
Saturday March 3, 2018

The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department at the University of Albany’s graduate student organization invites you to send proposals for papers, posters, workshops, or creative projects that focus on borders of all types and imaginaries-- or other topics relevant to women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. This conference is open to scholars and general interest researchers of all academic levels.

Submissions should include an abstract of up to 250 words and be sent to by Friday January 26, 2018. See full flier for more information

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