The department and faculty in the Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Maryland enjoy an international reputation for theoretical and methodological innovations.
About Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) is an interdisciplinary field of inquiry analyzing structures of power, especially as they are grounded in gender, race, sexuality, ethnicity, nationality, ability, and other inequalities, and as they configure historical and contemporary struggles for social change. The program offers a B.A., M.A./Ph.D, undergraduate and graduate certificates in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, a minor in Black Women’s Studies, and a certificate and minor in LGBTQ Studies.
Why Harriet Tubman?
Our new name reflects shifts in the field, our faculty’s areas of expertise, and our programmatic and curricula changes on becoming the new home for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies Program in 2013. Our new name also signals our newly revised B/A. in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies as well as our revised certificates in LGBTQ Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and our minors in Black Women’s Studies (jointly offered with the Department of African American Studies since 2005) and LGBTQ Studies.Learn more about the department name change.