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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

        Gender and Sexuality Studies
        6 East 16th Street, Room 1115
        New York, NY 10003
        Mailing Address
        79 5th Ave, Room 1115
        New York, NY 10003

        Margot Bouman
        2 West 13th Street, Room 606
        New York, NY 10011

        Lisa Rubin
        80 Fifth Ave., Room 605
        New York, NY 10003

        Student Advisor: Teresa Casas

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    • The Graduate Certificate in Gender and Sexuality Studies is a university-wide program that brings together faculty and courses from across The New School. The program is designed to foster intellectual collaboration on the study of gender and sexuality among students and faculty 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 looks like in a gendered (or post-gendered) world?

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

      • 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 while pursuing a graduate degree and choose courses from a range of disciplines, including:

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


      Visit the Gender and Sexuality blog to learn about the program, events, and the students.


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

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