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This research initiative brings together scholars from East and West campus who study the impact of illness on human society. Drawing on the strengths of narrative medicine our research group will explore global pandemics as objects of historical and contemporary concern .
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Hot off the press: the WGSS Spring 2021 Newsletter!
Featuring a welcome from our Dept. Chair, Lisa Diedrich, our WGSS faculty spotlight with Mary Jo Bona, an interview with Grad Cert Alum, Nichole Prescott, and more! Be sure to check it out!
Check out this co-authored article by our WGSS PhD candidate, Stephanie Bonvissuto: " On Walls and Bridges: Divisions and Bonds in the Polish Trans Community " written along with Anna Klonkowska. 
WGSS Professor Mary Jo Bona was recognized as a 2021 Online Teaching Ambassador. Dr. Bona was nominated by her Stony Brook campus as an "exemplary online educator, who is both enthusiastic and effective in online teaching, and who can be a positive and strong advocate for online teaching in our SUNY community." Congratulations, Mary Jo! 
Congratulations to WGSS doctoral student, Hafza Girdap, on her forthcoming edited collection of first-person accounts of survivors of human rights violations in Turkey. Preview and pre-order " The Baby in the Bag" available Feb. 7th. 
Read Jennifer Itzkin's (BA '20)  interview with the College of Arts & Sciences on her experiences as an undergradaute in our department. Check out our  Twitter post! #WGSSGraduation2020.


The department offers a Bachelor of Arts, Minor, and Combined Undergraduate Degree with a Master in Public Health (MPH).
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The department offers a PhD and MA in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, as well as a Graduate Certificate.
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