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Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies at Oklahoma State University

We are a vibrant academic program offering a minor for undergraduates, support for curricular development and research by faculty, and opportunities to collaborate with community and campus partners who are intrigued by how gender shapes the world. Faculty and courses from twelve departments across the university contribute to this interdisciplinary program. Students and faculty in Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies pursue research in the history of women, in theories of gender, in feminism, in the cultural construction of masculinity, and in the cross-cultural intersections of race, class, nationality, and sexuality.

Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies grew out of a desire to make curricula relevant to real-world, lived experience. We strive to make our teaching, research, and outreach activities integrated, so that students, faculty, staff, and community members engaged in Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies have a sense of how our intellectual work derives from and extends into everyday lives, especially those of women.

See our full course catolog list here. 

Upcoming Courses



  • Fall 2023 Study Abroad Fall 2023 Study Abroad
    01 Feb 2023

    Gender, Race, & Social Justice in London Sept. 3, 2023 - Dec. 9, 2023 Global Education Oregon (GEO) Any student in a US college or university can participate Earn 18-21 upper division credits Take...

  • NWSA 2023 NWSA 2023
    01 Feb 2023

    2023 National Women’s Studies AssociationAnnual Conference Call for Proposals[1]Proposal Submissions accepted between 2/15-3/15 We encourage submissions...

  • Thinking Gender 2023 Conference Thinking Gender 2023 Conference
    27 Jan 2023

    The UCLA Center for the Study of Women|Barbra Streisand Center is an internationally recognized center for research on gender, sexuality, and women’s issues. Our research and programming initiatives support our...