Gender and Sexuality Studies has a long and rich history at Princeton.
Originally established in 1982 as Women’s Studies, the program was renamed Gender and Sexuality Studies in 2011 to reflect the trajectory and expanded reach of teaching and scholarship among Princeton faculty and in the field more generally. Faculty and students in GSS are dedicated to the study of gender and sexuality in their complex articulations with race, ethnicity, class, disability, religion, nationality, and other intersections of identity, power, and politics.
The Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies offers undergraduate and graduate certificates with an interdisciplinary focus on gender and sexuality.
The certificate in Gender and Sexuality Studies represents an area of concentration that supplements the undergraduate departmental major.
The graduate certificate in Gender and Sexuality Studies is designed to help graduate students develop substantive methodological and theoretical expertise in the interdisciplinary field of Gender and Sexuality Studies.
GSS provides a unique interdisciplinary intellectual community that gives students the opportunity to work closely with faculty to plan a program of study.
Our introductory course provides a historically and theoretically nuanced overview of approaches to studying gender and sexuality, and our seminars offer focused considerations of more thematic areas of study. By emphasizing a rigorous interdisciplinary perspective in our teaching and research, GSS faculty equip students with a range of analytical and methodological skills (GSS 201 is normally offered in the spring semester).
Programs & Events
GSS offers an exciting roster of programs and events, bringing to campus distinguished scholars, activists, performers, and artists. The conferences, panels, performances, lunchtime colloquia, book clubs, and workshops are open to everyone irrespective of their particular discipline.
Meredith Miller Memorial Lecture
Our annual Meredith Miller Memorial Lecture celebrates those who have made lifetime contributions to the understanding of gender and sexuality.