Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) at Lehigh University is an interdisciplinary field of academic inquiry that critically examines gender and sexuality from an intersectional model that takes into account the manner in which class, race, and power co-constitutively shape and impact gendered and sexed identity construction. In the best tradition of a liberal arts education, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies encourages thinking that is critical and constructive, multifaceted and intersectional in order to redesign knowledge, and gain a better understanding of how identities shape and are shaped by the social world in which we live. Offering an undergraduate major and minor, a Graduate Certificate, and a host of faculty and student-focused events and resources, WGSS works to be a space of professional growth, intellectual development and maturity, and a knowledge leader on campus, in the surrounding Lehigh Valley, and abroad.
Conference: Feminisms Beyond the Secular
Emerging Epistemologies and Politics in the 21st Century
March 21-23, 2016
The Feminisms Beyond the Secular conference at Lehigh University in March 2016 will explore the post-secular turn in feminist thought. Feminist thought has long recognized the relevance of religion to accounts of gendered violence and inequality, but scholars and activists have also recently pointed to the need for revitalized feminist accounts the relationship between women and religion. Click here...