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The Departments of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, English, and Art present:
A Writing Workshop & Lecture by
 The Writing Workshop is open to all undergraduate students.  Space is limited to 10-12 seats.
  The talk is open to all and will be held in the
Poetry Center starting at 4:00 pm

News and Announcements

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A statement from the Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies:   In light of recent conversations about sexual harassment and emotional exploitation in academia, we, the faculty in the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Stony Brook University, are reflecting on our own evolving practices and on our role as feminist advocates on our campus. We would like to take this opportunity to share our thoughts on these pressing issues.  Read Full Statement Here. 
WGSS Professor Lisa Diedrich presents at Stony Brook's first ever campus-wide Cultural Competency Seminar on Tues, Oct. 9. The seminar, required for all faculty and staff, was implemented as a way to provide practical advice for student and colleague interactions and reinforce Stony Brook's commitment to the prevention and elimination of all forms of discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct.
5th year WGSS PhD candidate, Alexandra Novitskaya, was just awarded the Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS) Graduate Research Award.  The research award is given annually to fund promising graduate-level research in any field of Slavic/East European/Central Asian Studies by anyone identifying as a woman or on a topic in Women's or Gender Studies related to Slavic Studies/East Europe/Central Asia by a scholar of any gender. Congrats to you, Alex! 
Congratulations to WGSS PhD student, Rachel Corbman, for receiving two Mellon Fellowships and a Smithsonian Travel Award for her work on the history of feminist & queer social movements in the U.S.  Stay tuned for an up-close interview to come out next from the College of Arts & Sciences.  Way to go, Rachel! 
WGSS celebrates PhD student, Yalda Hamidi, for earning a certificate of recognition from Stony Brook University's LGBTQ Services for outstanding contributions in mentoring students.  Congratulations, Yalda!
Familiar Perversions: The Racial, Sexual,
and Economic Politics of LGBT Families
WGSS Associate Professor


The department offers a Bachelor of Arts, Minor, and Combined Undergraduate Degree with a Master in Public Health (MPH).
Undergraduate Degree (BA)
Combined Undergraduate Degree (BA/MPH)
The department offers a PhD and MA in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, as well as a Graduate Certificate.
PhD Program
MA Program
Graduate Certificate
Interested in declaring the WST major or minor?
Attend our upcoming Undergraduate Open House
on Wed, Nov. 14th @ 1pm in HUM 1008.
Hope to see you there! 
Open House 2018
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