Graduate Students in

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

The Pennsylvania State University

Click here to find out more about our Spring 2021 Conference and to submit your work!

"My fullest concentration of energy is available to me only when I integrate all the parts of who I am, openly, allowing power from particular sources of my living to flow back and forth freely through all my different selves, without the restriction of externally imposed definition."

-Audre Lorde

Interested in studying women, gender, and sexuality? Curious about different traditions of feminism, such as Black Feminism, African Feminisms, and Latina Feminisms? Want to meet people from other departments at the university? Want to share your works and ideas?

The Graduates in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Organization welcomes graduate students from all fields of study to join. We have several social and scholarly events planned for the year that will get you talking and thinking. If you are interested in hearing about our events, please join our listserv and Facebook group. To join the GWGSS listserve, send email to and you will be added posthaste! We look forward to hearing from you.

2021-2022 Officers:

President: Nathaniel Schermerhorn

Vice President: Hanan Al-Alawi

Treasurer: Brooke Tybush

Conference Chair: Maggie Condit-Summerson

Members at Large: Flora Oswald, Cindy Ramos, Tiyobista Maereg

GWGSS Facebook Group

Penn State University's Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies