Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies | Explore the Changing Roles of Gender
University of Pittsburgh

About the Program

The University of Pittsburgh Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program is committed to promoting feminist and LGBTQIA activism, pedagogy, and scholarship that engage with the larger local, national, and global communities. Program offerings provide opportunities for students and faculty to explore the historical development, cultural variations, and changing representations of gender and sexuality as they organize identities, interactions, and institutions and intersect in complex ways with sex, race, class, ethnicity, ability, age, religion, and nation. Learn More >

Events

Thu
Sep
28
Colloquium: Prof. Kathryn Stockton (Utah) Learn More >
Thu
Sep
28
Reading Group: Gayle Rubin Learn More >
Fri
Sep
29
Lecture: “Race, Face, Ravage, and Lyrical Fat: Deleuze and Childhood Poverty” Learn More >
Wed
Oct
11
Undergraduate event, “Black Masculinity and Intimacy: Discussing Jay-Z's 4:44 ” Learn More >
Thu
Oct
12
Gayle Rubin Reading Group Session 2 Learn More >
Mon
Oct
16
Discussion-based Colloquium: Gayle Rubin (UMichigan) Learn More >
 

News

Spring term '17 graduate seminars:

GSWS2252: Theories of Gender & Sexuality, Prof. Nancy Glazener, Wed. 2:30-5:00

GSWS Fall Event Calendar Released

Click here to view a PDF of the GSWS Fall 2017 event lineup.  All events are free and open to the public.  We hope you are able to join us!

"Is Transracial the New Transgender?: Rogers Brubaker's Trans and Other Useful Tools for Analyzing a Contemporary Vitriolic Debate"

Since June 2015, when then-President of the NAACP chapter in Spokane, WA, Nkechi Amare Diallo, more commonly known under her birth name Rachel Dolezal, was outed as White by her birth parents, the question of transracialism has generated considerable controversy.

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