Women, Gender, and Sexuality

University of California, Berkeley


PhD students at UC Berkeley may add a Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender, and Sexuality (DEWGS) to their major fields. Designed to enhance interdisciplinary graduate studies at Berkeley, the DEWGS provides curricular and research resources and opportunities to students who are already admitted to graduate degree programs on campus.

The designated emphasis program was developed to accommodate some of the many students who conduct graduate-level research in related topics across numerous fields. Administered by the Department of Gender and Women's Studies, the designated emphasis program provides its students with certification, as well as with a context for the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and development of research.

Undergraduate Programs

The Department of Gender and Women's Studies offers a major and minor program in Gender and Women's Studies, and a minor program in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Studies.

Graduate Program

Women, Gender, and Sexuality: Designated Emphasis (DE)

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Contact Information

Graduate Group in Women, Gender, and Sexuality

608 Social Sciences Building

Phone: 510-642-2767

Fax: 510-642-0246

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Department Chair

Leslie Salzinger, PhD

616 Social Sciences Building


Vice Chair for Research

Patrice D. Douglass, PhD

622 Social Sciences Building


Vice Chair for Pedagogy

Laura C. Nelson, PhD

620 Social Sciences Building


Graduate Student Affairs Officer

Eric Cheatham

608C Social Sciences Building

Phone: 510-642-8513


Department Manager

Sandra Richmond

622 Social Sciences Building

Phone: 510-642-7084


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