William and Mary

Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

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GSWS is one of the first inter-disciplinary programs at William & Mary, offering both a  major and a minor. We have four core faculty and dozens of affiliated faculty from a range of departments and schools. Read our latest newsletter!

The program features a significant invited lecturer each spring for the Annual Minnie Braithwaite Lecture. And we sponsor a monthly brownbag series, in which a faculty member or student shares his or her research in a friendly, informal setting. The program also has funds to support events on campus.

Around twenty students each year graduate from William & Mary with a B.A. in GSWS, and they go on to careers in non-profits, law, government, teaching, and academia.

In 2013 the program's name was adjusted from Women's Studies to reflect its broader intellectual scope. Major and minor requirements remain unchanged.