Our students create change

We live in a moment when issues of identity, difference, and power continue to be highly, often violently, contested in the public sphere. FGSS helps students analyze how gender roles, relations, and identities intersect with hierarchies of power such as race, class, nationality, ethnicity, sexuality, disability, and age. Through personalized, interdisciplinary curricula and practical experience, our students learn critical gender and sexuality studies methodologies so that they can bring intersectional, social justice frames to their work in the world.

The Program offers an undergraduate major, secondary major, and minor, and an interdisciplinary honors program that is open to undergraduates in all majors. Additionally, the program offers a PhD minor that is open to all students currently enrolled in a doctoral program at Stanford.

Undergraduate Opportunities

The Major

The Honors Program

Meet our students

Adrian Vega and Ailyn Rivera

Interdisciplinary Study & Practical Experience

What can you do with with a degree in FGSS?

Graduate Opportunities

The PhD Minor

Graduate Courses

Meet our PhD students

Develop Interdisciplinary Courses

Graduate Teaching in FGSS

Alberto Quintero (MTL PhD Candidate, FGSS Phd Minor) and Juan Esteban Plaza Parrochia (ILAC PhD Candidate) will co-teach a new FGSS course in Fall Quarter, FEMGEN 146: Queer Latin America in Literature and Film in the 20th Century.

News and Events


Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 4:00 - 5:30pm
Zoom Webinar
Speaker: Gretchen Carlson, Julie Roginsky, Ifeoma Ozoma

Non-disclosure agreements are a powerful tool to silence survivors of sexual harassment and to uphold racist and sexist hierarchies in many…


Fantastic news: Professor Adrian Daub has been appointed as a 2021 Bass University Fellow!
The Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program is proud to announce the winners of o