Sexuality, Women's & Gender Studies

SWAGS is a cross-disciplinary exploration of sexuality and gender and their intersections with race, class and nation. It is also an inquiry into the material, cultural and political lives of women.

We examine feminist and queer thought in a variety of global and historical contexts. Faculty specialize in literature, history, anthropology, classics, medicine, film, politics, and rhetoric.

Rose Olver

Prizes & Awards

The Rose Olver Prize is for the senior thesis that best analyzes the construction of gender. The Stonewall Prize is for student work on some facet of  queer, bisexual, intersex, gay, lesbian or transgendered experience.