Debra Castillo and Anindita Banerjee
Offering students the opportunity to study social constructs and their meanings


The Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program offers students the opportunity to study how gender and sexuality are socially constructed, what these terms mean in various contexts, and how these concepts are used to support social and political institutions. Students will use the skills they learn in classes to engage with such disciplines as anthropology, performing and media arts, English literature, Africana studies, comparative literature, Romance studies, music, Asian studies, industrial and labor relations (ILR), science and technology studies, sociology, government, history, history of art and many more.

Delphi Cleaveland

Alumni Spotlight: Delphi Cleaveland '17

Recent FGSS grad, Delphi Cleaveland, says:

Delving fearlessly into the realm of feminist, gender, and sexuality studies exposed me to a world of revolutionary frameworks, contradictions, movements and obstacles. Thinking naively upon entering Cornell that feminism was simply 'the empowerment of women,' my perception of the subject was flipped upside-down.

Click here to read more about Delphi, and explore the links below for more profiles of recent FGSS alumni:

FGSS at Cornell goes beyond what is expected of a feminist studies program by integrating race and class into their curriculum. For me, being a woman of color, I find this intersectional perspective imperative.

— Gabriela Borges '16, FGSS Major

FGSS Events

Feb 28
Wednesday 04:30 PM
Mar 06
Wednesday 07:00 PM

Afghan Women Behind the Wheel

Willard Straight Theatre
Mar 13
Wednesday 12:00 PM

The Right On, Write In!

Rockefeller Hall 190