About the Department
Since its inception in 1975 as the center of feminist scholarship and teaching at UC Irvine, the Department of Gender & Sexuality Studies has been dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of gender and sexuality in their complex articulations with race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, and socio-economic class. The Department draws critical attention to “gender” and “sexuality” as concept-terms that necessarily invoke multiple systems of oppression, inequality and privilege, and which engender various forms of embodiment, desire, subjectivity, knowledge and politics. We look at masculinities and femininities not as natural, pre-given facts . . .
News and Events
- January 27, 2021
Black Futurity and The Eternal City: Formal Innovations in Literary and Visual Arts in Cold-War Rome
- February 3, 2021
Brown Bag Presentation: A Talk with Annie Wilkinson
- Podcast featuring Professor Laura Hyun Yi Kang
- "Forging new paths of intersectionality" GSS Chair and faculty member Dr. Scheper interviewed in SOH article!
- Sydney Charles and Tatum Larsen interview Brittnay Proctor, visiting assistant professor of gender and sexuality studies
- Dr. Salvador Zarate, UCI Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow in Gender and Sexuality Studies (2019-20) joins UCI's faculty in the Department o