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

Casey Patterson (English PhD Candidate, Clayman Fellow) taught a new FGSS course Winter 2023 on Black Feminism and the SciFi of Octavia Butler.

News and Events


Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 4:00 - 6:00pm
Terrace Room and Terrace Patio (Margaret Jacks Hall, Building 460, Room 426)

You are invited to the Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies Welcome Back Party on October 10 at 4pm in the Terrace Room and Terrace Patio (…

Thursday, October 12, 2023, 4:00 - 5:30pm
Tresidder Union
459 Lagunita Drive, Stanford, CA 94305
Oak Room


Since the overturning of Roe v. Wade, abortion providers and their patients now face criminal punishment and civil liabilities…

Thursday, November 9, 2023, 4:00pm
Building 460, Margaret Jacks Hall
450 Jane Stanford Way, Building 460, Stanford, CA 94305
Terrace Room (426)

The 2023-2024 Monica Moore Speaker Series Lecture will be given by Cameron Awkward-Rich, Associate Professor in Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies…