The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies minor at Bryant University is an interdisciplinary program that introduces students to current research on women, gender, and sexuality. The minor explores the origins of women's studies, the shift to questions concerning the social construction of gender, and the emergence of scholarly investigations of sexual identities. WGSS students will be able to demonstrate an integrated understanding of these forms of analysis in their evaluation of the distribution of power in contemporary society.

Professor Delia Aguilar's visit to the Bryant campus in fall 2008 inaugurated our Working Paper Series in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. This series aims to circulate fresh and innovative perspectives on women, gender, and sexuality as well as to document the dynamic intellectual energy on the Bryant campus devoted to contributing to a field initially called women's studies. Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, the new title of the program adopted in 2009, reflects the ways in which women's studies has developed, expanded, and advanced over the past forty years since its inception in the 1960s.

To learn more about the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies minor, please visit our web site

or contact:
Tom Roach
Assistant Professor and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program Coordinator, Department of Literary and Cultural Studies, Bryant University


Submissions from 2008


Revisiting Feminism: Who’s Afraid of the F Word?, Delia D. Aguilar