Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
College of Arts and Humanities


The mission of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program (WGSS) at Georgia Southern University is to introduce students to the definitions, theories, and methodologies of the study of gender as intersecting with identities of race, class, and sexuality. The WGSS Program at Georgia Southern University offers an interdisciplinary minor, concentration, and major available to all undergraduate students on all campuses.

As an interdisciplinary program, the WGSS Program promotes collaboration across diverse disciplines and among students, faculty, and the community who work together to understand the ways in which ideologies of gender and sexuality permeate the entire fabric of society.

Through course offerings in the undergraduate minor, concentration, and major in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS), the program promotes academic study and dialogue on a broad range of topics related to the interdisciplinary  study of women, feminisms, masculinities, sexes, genders, and sexualities, including LGBTQ+ or gender and sexual minorities (GSM).

The WGSS Program supports research, teaching, and outreach activities that analyze gender through the framework of “intersectionality,” which theorizes identity categories as multiple. Identities that are always intersecting influence experiences and complicate marginalization.

Guided by disciplinary standards, the WGSS supports the University’s mission by fostering research, teaching, and outreach activities that promote integrity, civility, kindness, and collaboration.


Last updated: 3/7/2018

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies • Carroll, Room 2288D • P.O. Box 8049 • Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-7978

Lisa Costello • 912-478-5561 • lacostello@georgiasouthern.edu

Jane Rago • 912-344-2937 • jrago@georgiasouthern.edu