Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) at UNSW is a vibrant, cross-disciplinary area of study that situates women, feminism, gender, sex and sexualities at the centre of academic analysis. The program brings together some of the most popular subjects offered across the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Undergraduate students are able to study world history, human rights, sex and desire, women’s writing, Asian cultures and queer and gender theory (to name just some of our exciting topics) as part of a constantly evolving WGS minor program.

WGS scholars are outward-looking: we aim to make Women’s and Gender Studies an area of study that helps students understand their own lives, and the world around them. We analyse gender as part of a wider web of social relations in which gender intersects with other categories of difference, including race, ethnicity, class and disability. We are collectively interested in charting the past, present and future of these intersections and invite our students to do the same.

Undergraduate courses are offered toward a Women’s and Gender Studies minor by a number of individuals in Arts and Social Sciences Schools and Disciplines, including History, Philosophy, English, Political Science, Sociology, and Languages. WGS is also offered as a Supervision Area within a Doctor of Philosophy or Masters by Research program.

For further details, contact the current convenor of Women’s and Gender Studies, Ruth Balint at r.balint@unsw.edu.au