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Our Mission

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Georgia State University contributes to the university’s broader mission of encouraging critical thinking through a focus on feminist and womanist interdisciplinary scholarship, teaching, and community participation.   WGSS began by recognizing how sex and gender inform academic disciplines and impact the politics of knowledge production.  We therefore make explicit the ways in which gender and sexuality, in connection with other categories such as race, class, ability, and age, construct our understandings of the world.   Furthermore, we analyze the ways public discourse relies on gender and sexuality to conceptualize such issues as war and militarism, policy, the environment, education, healthcare, economics, the media, and popular culture.  In order to explore these issues, we emphasize the following:  race, globalization, sexuality, and social change.  We promote transformative thinking and activism toward ending oppression and working for freedom and justice.