Women and Gender Studies Program at George Mason University

Women and Gender Studies Program at George Mason University Come visit us in the Johnson Center, Room 240K!

The Women and Gender Studies programs at Mason are designed to give you a firm grounding in the theory and methodology of gender and help you better understand men, women, the relationships between sex and gender, the impact of sex, race, class, disability and sexual orientation and more. Connect with a research-minded faculty that will lead your exploration through topics such as women’s roles in social, political and economic life, women’s roles in history, women and the media and feminist theory. Acquire the tools to envision other alternatives to conventional stereotypes. We offer an 18-credit undergraduate minor with an optional focus in LGBTQ Studies, a 15-credit graduate Certificate and a 36-credit Masters degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a Concentration in Women and Gender Studies. With access to The Women and Gender Studies Center – a coalition that bridges academic coursework with student development, leadership and team building – you can get involved with many events, research opportunities and community activism.

Mission: Our mission is to educate the George Mason University community about gender issues and issues of concern to women, and to be a focal point for Women's Studies scholarship and research.

Come out and celebrate our graduating students TONIGHT at 7PM in the JC Bistro!George Mason University  George Mason Uni...
05/13/2019

Come out and celebrate our graduating students TONIGHT at 7PM in the JC Bistro!

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SAVE THE DATE: May 13, 2019Lavender and Women & Gender Studies Graduation
05/12/2019

SAVE THE DATE: May 13, 2019
Lavender and Women & Gender Studies Graduation

SAVE THE DATE: May 13, 2019Lavender and Women & Gender Studies Graduation
05/08/2019

SAVE THE DATE: May 13, 2019
Lavender and Women & Gender Studies Graduation

Finals have officially begun for everyone! There are only two weeks left of the semester; we wish everyone luck on their...
05/07/2019

Finals have officially begun for everyone! There are only two weeks left of the semester; we wish everyone luck on their studying as well as their exams! You can do it!

The Women and Gender Studies Center will be operating under new hours from May 6th until August 23rd. Instead of closing...
05/06/2019

The Women and Gender Studies Center will be operating under new hours from May 6th until August 23rd. Instead of closing at 6:00pm, the office will be closing at 5:00pm. Thank you for your cooperation!

Hi everyone, there are still some available spots left in the course, so please enroll before they become full. Have a g...
05/06/2019

Hi everyone, there are still some available spots left in the course, so please enroll before they become full. Have a great rest of your Monday!

Only two more weeks left! Good luck on your finals everyone and remember to do some self-care to stay healthy! 😊
05/06/2019

Only two more weeks left! Good luck on your finals everyone and remember to do some self-care to stay healthy! 😊

SAVE THE DATE: May 13, 2019Lavender and Women & Gender Studies Graduation
05/03/2019

SAVE THE DATE: May 13, 2019
Lavender and Women & Gender Studies Graduation

Happy Friday, as finals week is approaching, we want to wish all of our students the best of luck!
05/03/2019

Happy Friday, as finals week is approaching, we want to wish all of our students the best of luck!

We asked some students their thoughts about pursuing the new LGBTQ+ Minor. Read more here: https://wmst.gmu.edu/articles...
05/03/2019
Mason Students Pursue New Minor in LGBTQ Studies

We asked some students their thoughts about pursuing the new LGBTQ+ Minor. Read more here: https://wmst.gmu.edu/articles/13237

LGBTQ Studies, also called Queer Studies, is a new discipline that a growing number of universities are offering as a study within the Humanities. George Mason is no exception, with the LGBTQ Studies Minor set to launch Fall 2019, led by WGST Faculty Member David Corwin.

It's our last Wellness Wednesday of the semester! Come by JC 240k to make your bath bomb! Supplies will be available unt...
05/01/2019

It's our last Wellness Wednesday of the semester! Come by JC 240k to make your bath bomb! Supplies will be available until 3:30 p.m.

SAVE THE DATE: May 13, 2019Lavender and Women & Gender Studies Graduation
04/29/2019

SAVE THE DATE: May 13, 2019
Lavender and Women & Gender Studies Graduation

We are 2 weeks away folks! Graduating seniors if you are interested in walking at graduation please fill out the form be...
04/29/2019

We are 2 weeks away folks! Graduating seniors if you are interested in walking at graduation please fill out the form below by Monday, May 6th!

http://bit.ly/lavwgstgrad19

Happy Friday! We only have about three weeks left of the semester. Remember to stay positive and stay healthy; a little ...
04/26/2019

Happy Friday! We only have about three weeks left of the semester. Remember to stay positive and stay healthy; a little self care can go a long way. 🤗

Today our graduate assistant Felicia gave a college tour to 35 high school juniors from Sadie Nash Leadership Project! W...
04/25/2019

Today our graduate assistant Felicia gave a college tour to 35 high school juniors from Sadie Nash Leadership Project! Women and Gender Studies loved having them visit our center. 💜

Are you interested in exploring and understand the LGBTQ community in the United States? If so, then WMST 208: Introduct...
04/25/2019

Are you interested in exploring and understand the LGBTQ community in the United States? If so, then WMST 208: Introduction to LGBTQ Studies is just the right class for you in Fall 2019. If you haven't signed up yet, please sign up. We still have some spaces left for WMST 208. For more information about this course, visit: https://wmst.gmu.edu/courses/3919/course_sections/41600

You are invited to the 2019 W. E. B. DuBois College Men’s Conference this Saturday, April 27, 2019.The event is hosted...
04/24/2019

You are invited to the 2019 W. E. B. DuBois College Men’s Conference this Saturday, April 27, 2019.

The event is hosted by various student groups including Collegiate Black Men. Additional support is provided by the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education; and African and African American Studies.

The focus will be on self-image, health, wealth and community leadership.

Guest Speaker: Ilyahsah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-web-dubois-college-mens-conference-tickets-59417538457

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In continuation of Mason’s commitment to diversity, Women and Gender Studies will launch a minor in #LGBTQ Studies sta...
04/23/2019
Women and Gender Studies Program Launches New Minor

In continuation of Mason’s commitment to diversity, Women and Gender Studies will launch a minor in #LGBTQ Studies starting Fall 2019. Learn more > https://chss.gmu.edu/articles/13191 🏳️‍🌈
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In continuation of Mason’s commitment to diversity, the Women and Gender Studies program will launch a minor in LGBTQ Studies starting Fall 2019.

SAVE THE DATE: May 13, 2019Lavender and Women & Gender Studies Graduation
04/23/2019

SAVE THE DATE: May 13, 2019
Lavender and Women & Gender Studies Graduation

04/23/2019
Women's History Month 2019: Becoming Recap

We want to thank our planning committee, staff, faculty, friends, and everyone who came out and celebrated Women's History Month with us. #MasonBecoming #MasonNation

It's that time of the semester again, and we have only four more weeks left so keep pushing through!
04/23/2019

It's that time of the semester again, and we have only four more weeks left so keep pushing through!

Summer 2019 Course AvailableWMST 600: Global Gender Issues in EducationInstructor: Dr. Supriya Baily Monday, Wednesday a...
04/23/2019

Summer 2019 Course Available
WMST 600: Global Gender Issues in Education
Instructor: Dr. Supriya Baily
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
7:10-10:00PM

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Timeline Photos
04/22/2019

Timeline Photos

“Home in the Other is a collaborative zine-making project using the mediums of photography and writing. Students are a...
04/22/2019

“Home in the Other is a collaborative zine-making project using the mediums of photography and writing. Students are asked to participate by engaging with their individual experience and paralleling these with others’ encounters. Working with a partner – a friend, acquaintance, or stranger – each participant will work to develop an image + text in response to the idea of finding “home in the other.” Through this intimate and investigative process, we delve into kinship and community. Together, we can further understand our current condition through this intersectional workshop.”

https://gmu.libcal.com/calendar/events/hito

Check this Comics and Zines fall 2019 course! Students will be teaming up (or working solo) to write, draw, produce, and...
04/22/2019

Check this Comics and Zines fall 2019 course! Students will be teaming up (or working solo) to write, draw, produce, and distribute their own comics!

Timeline Photos
04/19/2019

Timeline Photos

SAVE THE DATE: May 13, 2019Lavender and Women & Gender Studies Graduation
04/19/2019

SAVE THE DATE: May 13, 2019
Lavender and Women & Gender Studies Graduation

Keep up the good work everyone! 5 weeks left of the semester!
04/19/2019

Keep up the good work everyone! 5 weeks left of the semester!

Come join us for our next Wellness Wednesday on May 1, 2019! We'll be making DIY bath bombs in JC 240K!
04/17/2019

Come join us for our next Wellness Wednesday on May 1, 2019! We'll be making DIY bath bombs in JC 240K!

It's Wellness Wednesday! We'll be making soap in JC 240K!
04/17/2019

It's Wellness Wednesday! We'll be making soap in JC 240K!

SAVE THE DATE: May 13, 2019Make sure you RSVP by May 6, 2019 in order to attend the event!
04/16/2019

SAVE THE DATE: May 13, 2019

Make sure you RSVP by May 6, 2019 in order to attend the event!

We are approaching the end of the semester, keep up the good work to all our students at Mason!
04/16/2019

We are approaching the end of the semester, keep up the good work to all our students at Mason!

We are still accepting applications for the Gender and Social Justice LLC. Make sure you apply!
04/16/2019

We are still accepting applications for the Gender and Social Justice LLC. Make sure you apply!

#Give2Us #WGST #GivingTuesday
04/16/2019

#Give2Us #WGST #GivingTuesday

Video project opportunity with a local non-profit that works to prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking and ...
04/16/2019

Video project opportunity with a local non-profit that works to prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking and suicide. Please connect and RSVP with Salem at [email protected] or call/text at 571-499-2588 if you are interested.

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Congratulations to Professor Chesler, Affiliate Faculty Member of WGST, for being recognized as Filmmaker of the Month f...
04/16/2019
WGST Affiliate Faculty, Giovanna Chesler, Recognized as Filmmaker of the Month

Congratulations to Professor Chesler, Affiliate Faculty Member of WGST, for being recognized as Filmmaker of the Month for her short film "The Pick Up" https://wmst.gmu.edu/articles/13162

The Department of Women and Gender Studies would like to extend our congratulations to Professor Giovanna Chesler. She was recently recognized as the April 2019 “Filmmaker of the Month” by the D.C. Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment (OCTFME).

Congrats to Heather Aleknavage, our coordinator for our working mom’s group, on her scholarship!!!
04/15/2019
HEP Student Receives Dean's Challenge Award

Congrats to Heather Aleknavage, our coordinator for our working mom’s group, on her scholarship!!!

Heather Aleknavage, an MAIS Higher Education student, was awarded the Dean's Challenge Award.

Timeline Photos
04/12/2019

Timeline Photos

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4400 University Dr # 5B6
Fairfax, VA
22030

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Our purpose is to link with academic programs, University Life units, and the Northern Virginia community to provide learning experiences that educate about gender issues and issues of special importance to women; to provide a safe psychological and physical space for all women and gay, bisexual, lesbian, and transgender populations; and to support the Women and Gender Studies Studies minor and academic programs.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00
Thursday 09:00 - 18:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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(703) 993-2896

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