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To Our Asian and Asian American Students, Colleagues, Friends, and the entire Northwestern Community

March 29, 2021
We write to share our grief over the loss of Delaina Ashley Yaun, Paul Andre Michels, Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng, Soon Jung Park, Hyun Jung Grant, Suncha Kim, and Yong Ae Yue, murdered Tuesday, March 16, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. Their loss is magnified by the hate, anti-Asian discrimination, misogyny, and white supremacy that has fed this act and the more than 3000 other such hate crimes that have been committed in the last year in the wake of the appearance of the Covid-19 virus. We condemn this escalating violence, along with all other forms of hate and intolerance, and stand in solidarity with our APIDA community. We pledge ourselves anew to the task of educating ourselves and all with whom we engage about the long history that has given rise to such heinous acts.


Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Coursework (2020-21)

November 19, 2020
GSS is expanding and improving the pedagogical and communal commitments to trans* and gender non-conforming identities, ideas, and experiences, including/especially within our own Program and on our own campus. Here are courses which engage substantially with TGNC topics and materials.

Oct 30 March + Teach In

October 29, 2020
As a follow-up to the open letters to Morty Schapiro, faculty in History have been working to organize a contingent to participate in a teach-in and rally this Friday from 3pm to 5pm. 

Letter of Concern from Northwestern Faculty and Staff

October 26, 2020
Dear President Schapiro: As a coalition of faculty and staff members of Northwestern University from a broad range of departments and units, we write today to express our deep dismay at your response to recent student protests about the pervasiveness of anti-Black violence and the long history and current nature of much policing in this country.

CFP: The Virginia Journal of Gender Studies

October 9, 2020
The Virginia Journal of Gender Studies (VJGS) is an independent, peer-reviewed undergraduate research publication that promotes intellectual inquiry and recognizes outstanding work focused on gender issues. They are looking for submissions for the Fall/Winter 2020 edition.

GSS Response to GQNBT Task Force Report

September 21, 2020
The GSS Advisory Board, collectively and member by member, has spent significant time reading, pondering, and discussing the Gender Queer, Non-Binary, and Trans (GQNBT) Task Force Report published in September 2019, following a year-long, collaborative effort among Northwestern staff, faculty, and students. GSS plans to work in sync with trans and gender non-conforming leaders, and with allies at all levels of the campus, to realize the recommendations and potentials of this Report and to honor the frank dialogues and inclusive process that produced it.

Welcome (Fall 2020)

September 21, 2020
I'm sending my very best wishes to each and every one of you for a successful start to the quarter. I hope to see you virtually sometime very soon.

Women, Gender, Sexuality and Beyond

August 26, 2020 – from Weinberg Magazine
The Program in Women’s Studies launched in 1975. That was just the beginning of a larger conversation that continues to this day, as conceptions of gender and sexuality continue to evolve.

GSS Commitment to Action

June 18, 2020
The GSS faculty denounces anti-black violence in all its forms, physical and discursive, near and distant, social or statutory, intentional or otherwise. We join calls heard around the nation to reject present and future societal arrangements premised on white supremacy.

Recap: GSS Year-End Celebration

June 11, 2020
Thanks to everyone who joined us in our celebration last week! Check out our Director's Address, Senior Majors & Minors, Award Winners, and more...

Gender-Queer, Non-Binary, Transgender Task Force Report

May 18, 2020
The Gender-Queer, Non-Binary, and Trans (GQNBT) Task Force met monthly from October 2018 to June 2019 to discuss a wide range of issues that are relevant to promoting the well-being of trans and gender non-conforming students, staff, and faculty at Northwestern University. Specifically, the group assessed the current landscape to identify gaps in policies and resources, and to recommend strategies that will facilitate an accessible, safe, and welcoming campus environment for trans and gender non- conforming students, faculty, and staff at Northwestern. This report presents a summary of the task force recommendations, as well as additional materials that can aid specific institutional actors in their implementation.

Remote Advising

April 28, 2020
Need to declare a major/minor in GSS? Want to make sure you're on track to graduate?


Jen Nash wins NWSA book prize!

October 7, 2019
I am delighted to announce that Jennifer Nash’s recent book, Black Feminism Reimagined: After Intersectionality, has been awarded the Gloria Anzaldua Prize from the National Women’s Studies Association. This prize is awarded for groundbreaking monographs in women’s studies that make significant multicultural feminist contributions to women of color/transnational scholarship.

CFP: Co-Sponsorships. Deadline Oct 4, 2019

September 24, 2019
The Gender and Sexuality Studies Program welcomes requests for event co-sponsorships. We review all requests quarterly. NEXT DEADLINE: October 4, 2019.