The Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University welcomes students interested in the study of women, gender, sexuality, and feminism. The department’s interdisciplinary degree programs and faculty offer courses in a wide range of subject areas in the social sciences, humanities, natural/applied sciences, and contemporary arts.

Why Study Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies?

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Dr. Lara Campbell
Dr. Coleman Nye
Dr. Habiba Zaman

Current Events

Recent Events


Dr. Claire Robson, GSWS Adjunct Faculty along with Dr. Joy Butler (UBC) and  Dr. David Burns (Kwantlen Polytechnic University) presented a paper in which they argue that teaching dodgeball in schools is highly problematic dodgeball in at Canadian Society for the Study of Education annual conference on June 4th. Their research has received a great deal of media attention.

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Posted June 6, 2019

Student Profiles

RWW Post Doc Profile

Ela Przybylo
Ruth Wynn Woodward Postdoctoral Fellow 2017-2019

Asexuality Studies Scholar and Feminist Editor

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Alumni Profiles

Alumni Profile: Megan Bulloch, MA, GSWS
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The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences alumni profile of Robert Bittner

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Associate Profiles

The Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies respectfully acknowledges that SFU is on unceded Coast Salish Territory; the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Kwikwetlem First Nations.