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.
Information and applications for 2014 Scholarships and Awards are now available on the Awards and Scholarships pages for graduates and undergraduates.
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-2pm, Tuesday 9am-4:30pm, Wednesday 9am-2pm, Thursday 9am-4pm, and Friday 9am-4pm.
WGS has added many new films to our video library.
WGS program faculty member and psychologist Sarah Gervais' work to empirically document men's and women's objectifying gaze has received national press attention. Read More
Women's and Gender Studies will co-sponsor a screening of the 2011 film Miss Representation, which examines the media's presentation of women. The Daily Nebraskan wrote about the screening and the panel discussion featuring two WGS Faculty, Alice Kang and John Raible, that will follow. Read More
Mignon Moore's colloquium talk "In the Shadow of Sexuality: Social Support and Health Challenges in the Lives of Older African American Sexual Minorities" was the subject of an article in the Daily Nebraskan. Read More
Our first colloquium event, "Spotlight on Graduate Student Research: LGBTQ Health and Well-Being," was featured in the Daily Nebraskan. Read More
WGS Faculty members Mary Anne Holmes and Julia McQuillan received the Chancellor's Outstanding Contribution to Women Award from the university for their work on the ADVANCE-Nebraska program. They were honored for their efforts to create a climate that encourages women to succeed at the university. Read More
WGS major Catherine Tran was a runner up for the College of Arts and Sciences Win Dean Manderscheid's Money Contest. Read More
WGS faculty member Emily Kazyak's article, "Midwest or Lesbian? Gender, Rurality, and Sexuality," received honorable mention for the distinguished article award given by the Section on the Sociology of Sexualities of the American Sociological Association.
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. Read More
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.