Explore the dynamic interplay of gender, race, ethnicity and social class.
Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies alumnx have pursued careers in academia, politics, law, medicine, public health, museology, research and social policy. In keeping with our commitment to social justice, alumnx also volunteer in crucial organizations such as women’s health clinics, drop-in centers for lesbian and gay youth, and domestic violence shelters.
A Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies degree can lead to a career as a(n):
- Advocacy trainer
- Community organizer
- Mental health counselor
- Health care professional
- Program coordinator
- Public policy consultant
- Social services researcher
- Social worker
- Women’s health advocate
Making scenes and building communities
The Womxn Who Rock Community Research Project brings together musicians, media-makers, artists, scholars and activists to explore the role of women and popular music in the formation of social justice movements. Started in 2010, the project is an ongoing collaboration among UW faculty, graduate students, community members, and worldwide scholars of gender, race and sexuality.
Find Yourself in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies
Analyze society from the perspective of gender and sexuality. Apply what you learn to support positive social change.
Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies Stories
Kemi Adeyemi, Jasmine Mahmoud, and Nikki Yeboah first met as PhD students in Chicago. Now they pursue scholarship in support of Black arts as UW faculty.
Doctoral student Iris Viveros Avendano explores the role of fandango in resistance and healing from collective trauma.