UNL Women's and Gender Studies Program

UNL Women's and Gender Studies

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.

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UNL students signing up for the online section of WMNS 101: Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies or WMNS 385: Women, Gender, and Science should sign up for the 900 section. No Permission code is required.

The WGS office is open Monday 9am-4pm, Tuesday 8am-4pm, Wednesday 8am-4pm, Thursday 8am-3pm, and Friday 11:30am-4pm.

WGS has added many new films to our video library.

Venetria K. Patton

Colloquium Speaker Venetria K. Patton

Venetria Patton, director of the African American Studies and Research Center and an associate professor of English and African American studies at Purdue University, emphasizes the importance of the ancestral figure in Black Women's literature.
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Student Group

Current Students Breathe New Life into SAGE and Students for Choice

Whether it’s through small-group discussions, plays or cupcake sales in the Nebraska Union, SAGE is looking to open students’ minds.
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