Women’s and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary program that prepares students to think critically and creatively by employing gender as a primary category of analysis. The program is set up to examine a variety of issues of specific interest to women and of general interest to scholars of gender studies across a variety of diverse cultural and historical settings.

WEATHERHEAD SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT- ECONOMICS RESEARCH SEMINAR On the Economic Origins of Constraints on Women’s Sexuality Anke Becker, Ph.D. Harvard University Friday, November 16, 2018 12:30 – 2:00 pm Room 118 – Peter B. Lewis Building Abstract: This paper studies the economic origins of customs aimed at constraining female sexuality, such as a particularly invasive form of...

In Memoriam

Along with the rest of the country and the world, the WGST program mourns the loss of the legendary singer / musician, Aretha Franklin, whose music became associated with some of the most crucial turning points in American history: The civil rights and feminist movements, the peaceful protests...

News from the Director

Seeking Potential Partnerships: Our WGST program is always looking to collaborate with partners nationally and abroad so if you have any initiatives you'd like us to be part of, we are certainly interested! There are currently many scholars from China, Turkey, and Brazil in particular who receive grants for their...