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Research Overview

Dive Deep. Faculty in the Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies engage in a wide range of research projects that examine the formation of gender and its intersections with other relations of power. GSS faculty research projects span the humanities and the social sciences, providing opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students from across disciplines to participate in groundbreaking research.

Research Stories

Kitt Carpenter and Gilbert Gonzales

Professors Carpenter and Gonzalez recently published an article on the effect of the Supreme Court case banning employer discrimination against LGBTQI+ employees for transgender Americans.

What the Supreme Court’s decision on LGBT employment discrimination will mean for transgender Americans


Allison Hammer

Professor Hammer recently published two new articles; one on Josephine Baker and female phallicism, and one on the connection between lesbians and lynching in the genre of lynching plays.

Doing Josephine”: The Radical Legacy of Josephine Baker’s Banana Dance

“Blood at the Root”: Cultural Abjection and Thwarted Desire in the Lynching Plays and Poetry of Angelina Weld Grimké