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About the Center

The Center for Gender and Sexualities Studies provides a bridge space supporting scholarly work and the lived experience of gender and sexualities.

The CGSS is dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge, dialogue, growth, and empowerment around issues of gender and sexualities. We place emphasis on the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender and sexualities and educate others on the implications of such intersections.

The CGSS collaborates with other academic departments, faculty and staff to do course visits, educational events, and general consultations/services and support.

It is our goal to educate students to recognize the huge diversity of gendered experiences and perspectives among people and to cultivate a disposition to embrace gender and sexuality diversity and to work for justice and equality as we strive to fulfill the Jesuit mission.


Through research, teaching, and service, the Center for Gender and Sexualities Studies aims to be the knowledge leader among Jesuit universities, nurturing a culture that explores, embraces, and celebrates diverse gendered experiences and identities.


The Center for Gender and Sexualities Studies (CGSS), in Marquette University’s Helen Way Klinger College of Arts and Sciences, is dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge, dialogue, growth, and empowerment around issues of gender and sexualities. The Center explores how gender, gender identity, and sexualities intersect with race, ethnicity, social class, disability, nationality, and religion, as they inform and are shaped by hierarchies of power and the production of knowledge.

Our goal is to cultivate knowledge and critically engage communities within Marquette and greater Milwaukee on diverse gendered experiences and sexualities with an eye towards social justice and solidarity. We cultivate a disposition that embraces gender and sexualities diversity towards justice and equality, promoting the ideals of Marquette’s Catholic Jesuit commitment to human dignity and finding God in all things.

How to declare gender and sexualities studies

1. Download and print either the major declaration or minor declaration form.

2. Have Dr. Angelique Harris, director of gender and sexualities studies, sign the form.

3. Please turn in the signed form into the records office for your primary college office. The records office for Arts & Sciences is located in Sensenbrenner Hall, G-004.


INGS Program

The Gender and Sexualities Studies Program at Marquette University is an interdisciplinary program that explores the ways in which gender, race, class, sexuality, and other social identities and locals impact not only society, but the lived experiences of individuals and their social relationships in a national and transnational context.

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Contact the Center

(414) 288-0856
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Center Hours

Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

Dr. Angelique (Angie) Harris
Director and Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Sciences
Lalumiere Hall, Room 254B
(414) 288-7438


Christina (Chrissy) Nelson

Program Assistant

Lalumiere Hall, Room 254A
(414) 288-4973