Graduate Overview

GGSs students touring the Albright Knox art gallery.

GGSs students viewing exhibits at the Albright Knox Art Gallery

The interdisciplinary Global Gender and Sexuality Studies Graduate Program stands at the forefront of contemporary women's, gender and sexuality studies, and queer and feminist theory. Currently, the department offers both master’s and doctoral degree programs.

The Graduate Experience

Graduate students take advantage of department and affiliated faculty expertise in critical issues of the modern world: globalization, social justice, citizenship and national identity, gendered violence, global and national health policies, transnational labor patterns, migration, and art and cultural production. Our global emphasis allows students opportunities for hands-on experience with teaching, community engagement and policy development on local, national and international levels. 

Did You Know?

We do research in every world region. One-third of our students come from abroad!

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Student Voices

This program incorporates the perspective of international feminism more than any other.

Contact Us

Elizabeth Otto.

1035 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0523

Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Studies
Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Previous Executive Director, 2013-2017 and 2018-2019
Humanities Institute
College of Arts and Sciences