Graduate Minor in Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

About the graduate minor

The Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program offers Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies as a minor field in graduate studies. The minor invites any Cornell graduate student interested in FGSS to design an interdisciplinary program of study. Faculty spans several fields, including literatures in English, performing & media arts, anthropology, communication, history, and africana studies, allowing studies to develop a graduate minor to meet their specific interests. 

FGSS proseminar spring 2022

Requirements and Registration

A required introductory course, FGSS 6880: Proseminar in Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, is taught every spring and offers an introduction to theoretical and practical aspects of the interdisciplinary field of FGSS. Students will explore both the disciplinary specifics of FGSS scholarship and the interdisciplinary breadth of gender/sexuality's reach as an analytic lens. While many of our graduate courses train students in highly specialized areas of feminist theory, this course aims to teach students how to find common intellectual ground from interdisciplinary perspectives without sacrificing the complexity of any disciplinary approach.

Students will complete the required course and designate a member of their special committee, drawn from the list of FGSS grad field faculty, to guide research in the minor area of FGSS, recommend classes, and attest to competency in FGSS at the time of the A-Exam and dissertation defense. That committee member will inform the FGSS DGS of their student's progress in fulfilling minor requirements. Fill out the FGSS Graduate Minor application form here:

FGSS graduate minor application

Upon completion of the minor and graduate degree requirements, the student will be awarded an FGSS Graduate Minor Certificate. 

Director of Graduate Studies 2022-2023: Ellis Hanson

This is a minor field. Application for admission to the Cornell Graduate School is made only to the major fields. 

Graduate Colloquium

The FGSS Graduate Colloquium gives graduate minors across disciplines the opportunity to present their feminist scholarship to faculty and other graduate students interested in gender and sexuality studies. If you're interested in presenting your research at the colloquium, please contact FGSS Graduate Assistant Jayme Kilburn

Current Graduate Students

Student Name:

Graduate Field: Email:

Carlota Aguilar Gonzalez

Musicology

ca474@cornell.edu
Joseph Akinniyi History oja5@cornell.edu

Shade Ayorinde

History of Art

sa959@cornell.edu
Elissa Badiqué Performing and Media Arts edb87@cornell.edu
Elias Beltran Comparative Literature ejb327@cornell.edu

Samuel Nelson Blake

Performing and Media Arts  snb64@cornell.edu
Amrita Chakraborty Comparative Literature ac2847@cornell.edu
Jordan Chauncy Medieval Studies jnc64@cornell.edu

Rebekah Ciribassi

Anthropology rmc334@cornell.edu

Joshua Bastian Cole

Performing and Media Arts  jbc276@cornell.edu
Oona Cullen English  obc5@cornell.edu
Liting Ding Anthropology ld487@cornell.edu

Emily Donald

History epd54@cornell.edu
Du Fei  History  df433@cornell.edu

Christina Fogarasi

English  cf455@cornell.edu
Renatta Fordyce Africana Studies rf448@cornell.edu
Alexa Arianna Gall Medieval Studies  aap228@cornell.edu

Xinyu Guan

Anthropology  xg257@cornell.edu

Eliana Hernandez Pachon

Romance Studies eph55@cornell.edu
Emily Hillenbrand Development Sociology eh642@cornell.edu
Parijat Jha Anthropology  pj278@cornell.edu

Akhil Kang

Anthropology ak2565@cornell.edu
Jayme Lee Killburn Performing and Media Arts jlk355@cornell.edu
Pauline Limbu  Anthropology  pl472@cornell.edu
Zifeng Liu Africana Studies zl564@cornell.edu

Mary Kate Long

Asian Literature, Religion, and Culture  ml2458@cornell.edu
Stephanie Lopez Romance Studies sml363@cornell.edu

Paulo Lorca Fuentealba

Romance Studies  pdl59@cornell.edu
Colten Meisner Communication ccm252@cornell.edu
Michael Kirkpatrick Miller History  mkm275@cornell.edu
Cibele Maia Moura Musicology  cmb537@cornell.edu

Maggie O' Leary

English mo433@cornell.edu
Chijioke Onah English cko34@cornell.edu
Whitten Overby  Architecture wo44@cornell.edu

Kriszta Pozsonyi

Performing and Media Arts  kp469@cornell.edu

Sergio Preston

Architecture svp32@cornell.edu

Jennifer Rabedeau

English  jbr263@cornell.edu
Salma Rebhi Romance Studies sr2298@cornell.edu

Kelly Richmond

Performing and Media Arts  kbr42@cornell.edu
Riccardo Sama Romance Studies rs2576@cornell.edu
Trishna Senapaty Anthropology  ts748@cornell.edu

Juhwan Seo

Sociology js2583@cornell.edu
Xinlei Sha Anthropology xs349@cornell.edu
Bruno Shirley  Asian Literature, Religion, and Culture bms297@cornell.edu
Quentin Stickley Archaeology  qas4@cornell.edu
Sahar Tavakoli Science & Technology Studies st696@cornell.edu
Keyun Tian Comparative Literature kt582@cornell.edu

Sarena Tien

Romance Studies sst72@cornell.edu
Juliana Torres Romance Studies jt758@cornell.edu

Palashi Vaghela

Information Science pmv49@cornell.edu

Heftzi Vazquez Rodriguez

Romance Studies hmv26@cornell.edu
Nicolas Vigilante Music njv33@cornell.edu
Elizabeth Violette Literatures in English erc87@cornell.edu
Dawn Warfield Science & Technology Studies dmw333@cornell.edu

Dennis Wegner

Germanic Studies dw544@cornell.edu
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