The Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at The Ohio State University offers M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, as well as a Graduate Minor.

Graduate students in the M.A. and Ph.D. programs are part of a challenging environment with unique opportunities for teaching and research. These students have the opportunity to work with some of the finest feminist scholars in the country who teach courses from an intersectional approach like:

WGSST 5624 – Women and Social Change in Latin America

This course explores social change initiatives of women in Latin America and the Caribbean through an analysis of women’s diverse experiences, values, strategies and goals.

WGSST 7710 – Theorizing Race, Sexualities and Social Justice

Examines theories of difference based on race, ethnicity, nationality, sexuality, and class and the ways difference defines and modifies women’s realities.

WGSST 7780 – Theorizing Global and Transnational Feminisms

This course provides a broad comprehension of theoretical aspects of global and transnational feminisms.

WGSST 8810 – Topics in Race, Sexualities and Social Justice

Advanced in depth studies in the theories of race, ethnicity, nationality, sexuality and class.

WGSST 8840 – Representing Multiracial Feminisms:  The Aesthetics and Ethics of Digital/Visual/Print Cultures

This course will be driven by two trajectories:  on one hand, consider developments in third wave feminism in which feminist studies has both spearheaded the critique of an been entangled in its own US-/Euro-centric, racial, class, and heteronormative biases; on the other, how multiracial feminist theories might address the recent philosophical turn toward biopolitics.

 WGSST 8840 – Nation and Gender in Latin American Visual Culture

For the past three decades, scholars in the fields of gender, ethnic, and cultural studies, among other disciplines, have insisted upon the critical role that gendered ideologies play in the formation of nationalist discourses, myths and paradigms. Given its history of colonialism and imperialism but also hybridity and mestizaje, Latin America has emerged as a rich and complicated breeding ground for national and nationalist rhetorics that are deeply steeped in notions of femininity, masculinity, and other gendered constructs.

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