Students enjoy some quiet down time in Saints Rest coffee shop downtown only a couple blocks away from campus

Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies (GWSS)

A crosscutting field that teaches you to see differently.

Gender and sexuality are basic organizing structures of society. These categories are embedded in law, politics, and culture. Gender and sexuality shape the distribution of life opportunities locally and globally, and they permeate some of our most fundamental ways of experiencing and thinking about the world. Gender, women’s, and sexuality studies (GWSS) is an interdisciplinary field that investigates the complexities of gender and sexuality across various cultures, historical periods, and political contexts. The GWSS program at Grinnell offers students a broad foundation in feminist, critical race, and queer scholarship and activism.

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Humanities and Social Studies Center
1226 Park Street
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States

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