WGSS Graduate Colloquium & Working Group


The Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Graduate Colloquium is a venue in which Yale graduate students from a wide range of disciplines present work that engages women’s studies, feminism, gender and sexuality studies, lesbian and gay studies, and queer studies. At the Colloquium, graduate students give academic talks, present syllabi, discuss pedagogy, and engage in roundtable discussions on pressing issues and questions central to the field of Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, with much lively discussion to follow.

The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Working Group is a subsidiary of the Colloquium. The purpose of the Working Group is to foster interdisciplinary discussion about current issues in the field of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies by bringing together graduate students and and faculty at Yale who are working on topics at the intersection of their discipline and WGSS. This venue aims to introduce recent work in a variety of disciplines and to strengthen our understanding of how our own work might engage with emerging debates in this field.

2023/24 Co-conveners: Chloe Sariego and Minh Vu

Fall 2023 Colloquium & Working Group Calendar

Monday, October 2, 2023

Professor Inderpal Grewal

“The Plural, the Secular, the Popular: Narratives that Unsettle the State”

We are excited to kick off the 2023-2024 WGSS Working Group and Colloquium series with the iconic Inderpal Grewal!

Please join the WGSS Working Group this upcoming Monday, October 2nd, 5:30-7:00pm at WLH 309 for a reading and discussion with Professor Grewal. This particular event is co-sponsored by the South Asian Studies Council (SASC).

Inderpal Grewal is Professor Emeritus of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale University. She is one of the founders of the field of transnational feminist studies, and known for her prolific work on transnational feminism, cultural theory, feminist theory, and her extensive research of post-colonialism, South Asian cultural studies, mobility and modernity, nongovernmental organizations, human rights, and law and citizenship.