Who’s Who in the Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program
Director: Prof.Elizabeth Gregory
Associate Directors: Prof. Dina Alsowayel; Prof. Guillermo de los Reyes
Assistant Professor: Rachel Afi Quinn
The Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies (WGSS) Program, an academic program offering a major and two minors, draws upon the dynamic energy of the global city of Houston, Texas, and the great diversity of the University of Houston campus. Since its founding as Women’s Studies in 1991, the program has evolved to promote an intersectional, multidisciplinary and transnational approach that critically assesses existing hierarchies, inequalities, and forms of privilege. We celebrate Houston women’s many accomplishments while challenging students to understand how categories of gender, sexuality, race, class, dis/ability, and citizenship shape not only their own lives but also the lives of people in their communities and around the world. The program’s strength comes from the diversity of the perspectives it draws upon, including faculty affiliates from many disciplines as well as a deep engagement with communities and organizations in Houston.
The Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program is housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences ((624 AH). http://www.uh.edu/class/ws/