Academic Programs


The Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality (CSWGS) offers interdisciplinary academic programs that, in the analysis of human culture, focus on:

  • Contributions and status of women and LGBTQ+ people.
  • Understandings of love and sexuality in relationships.
  • Dynamics of sex roles and gender ideals, past and present.
  • Impact of race, ethnicity, age, social class, sexual orientation, ability, and other factors on women's experiences and the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer+ (LGBTQ+) people.


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Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality
Reavis Hall, Room 103
DeKalb, IL 60115

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