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Department of Women's Studies

Department of Women's Studies

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Welcome to Penn State WGSS!

The Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Penn State welcomes all people, regardless of gender, race, nationality, religion, or sexual orientation.

Our department is committed to creating an inclusive campus community that acknowledges the inherent dignity in every person.   Our faculty engages in research, pedagogy and service with an attention to social justice to contexualize and challenge sexism, transphobia, ableism, classism, and racial oppression.  Through our work, we aim to move the discourse away from mere tolerance, celebration or appreciation of difference to a deeper understanding and critique of discrimination, intolerance, and inequality in the historical and contemporary global society. 

 We are committed to working with others in our community on meaningful efforts to promote a department and a campus that validates and supports everyone, and we are dedicated to achieving equity and respect for every individual of our society, especially those who identify as LGBTQ, African American, Latinx or other marginalized identities.