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

Henry Washington

Develop Interdisciplinary Courses

Graduate Teaching in FGSS

Henry Washington Jr. (MTL PhD Candidate, FGSS PhD Minor) will teach a new FGSS course in Spring Quarter, "Black Feminist and Trans Theories of the Hu/Man."

News and Events


Friday, April 30, 2021, 12:00 - 6:30pm
Speaker: Dominique Jackson

The Stanford Women’s Community Center has the pleasure of announcing: 

The Gender Equity and Justice Summit which will take place…

Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 12:30 - 1:30pm
Speaker: Sharon Dodua Otoo

The German Studies Lecture Series is excited to feature acclaimed author and winner of the prestigious Ingeborg-Bachmann-Prize in 2016, Sharon…