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
- March 22, 2021
Asian Women as Method: A Conversation with Professor Laura Hyun Yi Kang
- April 7, 2021
Thinking Women: New Books Spring Lecture Series
- April 9, 2021
New Books Spring Lecture Series: Axis of Hope: Iranian Women's Rights Activism across Borders
- April 21, 2021
Thinking Women: New Books Infamous Bodies: Early Black Women's Celebrity and the Afterlives of Rights
- 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