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    Gender and Sexuality Studies

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        General Admission Contact
        The New School for Social Research
        Office of Admission
        79 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor
        New York, NY 10003
        212.229.5600 or 800.523.5411

        SocialResearchAdmit@newschool.edu

        Admissions Liaison
        Austin Burke

        Gender and Sexuality Studies
        6 East 16th Street, room 1019
        New York, NY 10003

        Mailing Address
        79 Fifth Avenue, room 1019
        New York, NY 10003 

        Co-Directors
        Chiara Bottici
        Lisa Rubin

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        gss@newschool.edu

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    • The Graduate Certificate in Gender and Sexuality Studies is a university-wide program that brings together faculty and students from across The New School. This advanced program is designed to foster intellectual collaboration on the study of gender and sexuality in a community of teachers and learners representing a variety of disciplines.

      Learn to recognize and respond to questions such as: What is gender? How is sexuality culturally constructed? How do attitudes toward gender affect individual experience, artifact design, artistic production, and modes of social organization? How do we respond to gender-based claims of injustice? What does social justice look like in a gendered (or post-gendered) world?

      Your study of gender and sexuality will be shaped by unparalleled access to the renowned research resources, experts, and institutions of New York City, including:

      • The Gender and Sexualities Studies Institute at The New School
      • The Lesbian Herstory Archives
      • The Pat Parker/Vito Russo Center Library of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center
      • Bluestockings bookstore
      • The gay and lesbian and HIV/AIDS archival collections at the New York Public Library

      Enroll in this certificate program as a one-year stand-alone program or as part of studies toward a graduate degree. Admission is open to students who have completed an undergraduate degree. Choose courses from a range of disciplines, including:

      • Anthropology
      • Economics
      • International Affairs
      • Liberal Studies
      • Philosophy
      • Politics
      • Psychology
      • Sociology
      • Media Studies
      • Creative Writing
      • Fashion Studies
      • Visual Studies
      • Art and Design History

      Visit Gender and Its Discontents, the blog of the Gender and Sexualities Studies Institute, to see work by faculty and students in the eponymous graduate core course as well as faculty and student opinion pieces, material on past and forthcoming events, and writings by external contributors.

      Curriculum

      Learn more about course requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Gender and Sexuality Studies.

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