Graduate Program

The Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies Program at Penn is the center of graduate student collaboration around projects related to gender, sexuality, and women's status in history and epistemology. GSWS offers regular and featured courses each semester as well as a Graduate Certificate Program. 

In addition to the Graduate Certificate, the program provides a number of opportunities for students to enrich their graduate study, including a Pedagogy Seminar Series with invited faculty and a Graduate Research Colloquium Series put on by and for graduate students to workshop their papers and presentations.

For academic year 2018-2019, GSWS graduate students are organizing a conference of graduate work from around the country on the theme, “Making Interventions” (in GSW scholarship). If you are a grad student and would like to join the organizing committee, send a note stating your interest to GSWS Graduate Associate Davy Knittle at

See the navigational menu for other leadership and fellowship opportunities, including the Graduate Advisory Board and two annual fellowship awards.