The discipline now known as Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies (GWSS) is celebrating its 50th anniversary worldwide this year. At the University of Washington Bothell, Oct. 26, 2020 will mark the four-year anniversary of the GWSS major and minor.
IAS faculty member and GWSS faculty coordinator Julie Shayne had a goal to develop the major on campus since joining UW Bothell in 2007. In 2014, she became one of the committee members charged with creating the degree program, which officially launched in 2016. Since then, 18 students have graduated with the major and 73 students with the minor.