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.