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Gender and Sexuality Studies has a long and rich history at Princeton. Established in 1982 as Women’s Studies, the program was renamed Gender and Sexuality Studies in 2011 to reflect the trajectory and expanded reach of teaching and scholarship among Princeton faculty and in the field more generally. Faculty and students in the program are dedicated to the study of gender and sexuality in their complex articulation with race, ethnicity, class, disability, religion, nationality, and other intersections of identity, power, and politics.
Students may declare their intention to acquire a graduate certificate in Gender and Sexuality Studies either when they accept their offers to pursue graduate education at Princeton, at the end of their first year as graduate students, or at the start of the semester in which they intend to take their Ph.D. qualifying exams.
Upon completion of the requirements below, and with the receipt of an M.A. or Ph.D. diploma in the student’s discipline, the director shall award the student a letter of certification in Gender and Sexuality Studies. The certificate does not appear on the official transcript.
Students seeking the graduate certificate in Gender and Sexuality Studies (GSS) should contact the graduate program administrator for more information. All students seeking this certificate must be currently enrolled at Princeton University as part of a degree-granting department. Because the certificate program is not a degree program, students may not be admitted to the University only through the certificate program.
The topic of the dissertation must be devoted in large part to analysis that centers on gender and sexuality. Any questions about this focus can be addressed with the program director.
Regular participation in the student-led graduate colloquium and attendance and participation in the GSS Workshop series.
Students pursuing the certificate are also required to participate regularly in GSS conferences, symposia, and events, and workshops on pedagogy and professionalization offered throughout the academic year
Elizabeth M. Armstrong
Tera W. Hunter
Gayle M. Salamon
Dara Z. Strolovitch
Stacy E. Wolf
Dara Z. Strolovitch
Courses listed below are graduate-level courses that have been approved by the program’s faculty as well as the Curriculum Subcommittee of the Faculty Committee on the Graduate School as permanent course offerings. Permanent courses may be offered by the department or program on an ongoing basis, depending on curricular needs, scheduling requirements, and student interest. Not listed below are undergraduate courses and one-time-only graduate courses, which may be found for a specific term through the Registrar’s website. Also not listed are graduate-level independent reading and research courses, which may be approved by the Graduate School for individual students.