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Hot off the press: the WGSS Fall 2021 Newsletter! Featuring a welcome from our Dept. Chair, Lisa Diedrich, our WGSS alumni/instructor spotlight with Suzanne Staub, an interview with the Queer Diagnosis Podcast crew, and more! Be sure to check it out!
WGSS Graduate Certificate Alum, Dr. Helana Darwin's first book is the #1 New Release in Gender Studies on Amazon . " Redoing Gender: How Nonbinary Gender Contributes toward Social Change" analyzes the labor of nonbinary outness and advances efforts to theorize social change. Written for a general readership, Redoing Gender aims to increase cisgender readers' empathy for nonbinary people and willingness to engage as allies in the so-called "gender revolution.
The African Studies Association has selected Oyèrónkẹ́ Oyěwùmí, professor in the College of Arts and Sciences  Department of Sociology, and WGSS associate professor, as the winner of the 2021 Distinguished Africanist Award, which recognizes and honors individuals who have contributed a lifetime of outstanding scholarship in African studies combined with service to the Africanist community.
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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