Co-founded by Chiara Bottici, associate professor of philosophy, and Lisa Rubin, associate professor of psychology, GSSI brings together faculty and students across
the university involved with the Gender and Sexuality Studies graduate certificate program and the Gender Studies undergraduate minor, as well as
those teaching, researching, or taking courses in the history of feminist thought and action; masculinity studies; gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender studies; and queer theory.
GSSI honors The New School’s history as a pioneer in the field of gender studies while supporting new initiatives. Plans for its inaugural 2020–2021 year include hosting talks and other open events; holding Gender Matters, a symposium for New School
faculty and students working on relevant topics; and connecting students with relevant scholarships, job opportunities, and research mentorship.
GSSI also supports the Ann Snitow Prize, which is named in honor of the globally renowned feminist scholar who taught at The New School and is awarded annually to a feminist intellectual and activist.
Learn more on the GSSI website, and contact us at [email protected].