UNL's Women’s and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary program devoted to the study of women, gender, and sexuality. From its inception, the Women’s and Gender Studies program has been committed to promoting a diverse faculty and student body and to offering a curriculum that examines inequities and injustices that have worked against an inclusive and egalitarian society.
We offer over 40 courses from across the disciplines, ranging from introductory surveys to advanced graduate level seminars. Our faculty come from six different colleges and is among the most diverse on campus. In addition to winning numerous teaching awards, our faculty members have won national book prizes and prestigious research grants. WGS students have many opportunities to engage in research, work one-on-one with faculty, participate in internships, and join related student groups. Our commitment to undergraduate and graduate education has attracted some of the brightest students on campus.
WGS has a new web address, unl.edu/wgs.
You should be automatically be redirected from our old address, but please update your bookmarks.
ADVANCE Nebraska will host two workshops with faculty coach Kerry Ann Rockquemore on May 7. See the WGS events calendar for more infomation.
WGS will offer 2 special topics courses in the Fall, Introduction to Girls' Studies and Gender and Global Food Politics. See the course description booklet for more information.
If you would like to sign up for WMNS 101 online for Fall 2013 make sure to sign up for section 900.
Course description booklets for Fall 2013 are now available on the Course Descriptions page.
Course description booklets for Summer 2013 are now available.
WGS has added many new films to our video library.
WGS faculty member Joy Castro was profiled in the Omaha World Herald in connection with her recently published novel, Hell or High Water, and the re-publication of her fist memoir, The Truth Book. You can read the article on the World Herald website.
WGS faculty member Anne Duncan partnered with the Aquila Theater Group to produce the outreach project "Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives." Using ancient Greek texts, it confronts contemporary issues combat veterans face when they return home from war. You can read more about Duncan's project here.
WGS Faculty member Alice Kang was featured in a NET Radio spotlight story, "Nebraska women face partisan gap in politics." You can read and listen to the story on NET's website.
WGS faculty member Sarah Gervais' research that the brain sees women as body parts and men as people has been receiving national press attention. You can read more about her research here.
WGS Associate Director Rose Holz has been awarded a Distinguished Teaching Award from the College of Arts and Sciences. Congratulations, Rose.
Graduate Specialization student Kate Hunt has been awarded a Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship from the Social Science Research Council for the 2012 fellowship year. The fellowship enables her to participate in the 2012 DPDF program in the field of Gender Justice in the Era of Human Rights and conduct pre-dissertation fieldwork in South Korea.
WGS student Rihannon Root's article discussing fictional female characters was published as a Women's Media Center feature.