Indiana University is a Research-1 institution with some of the most highly ranked departments and programs in the United States. Our students benefit from extensive expertise across the IUB campus in the study of gender and sexuality. More than 120 faculty have research and or teaching interests that are allied with Gender Studies, teaching courses that fulfill requirements in our program.
Unparalleled library collections
Indiana University Library collections on gender and sexuality are unparalleled. Currently, the Herman B Wells Library (the main library) holds more than 35,000 works related to “women or femininity” or “men or masculinity.” In the Library of Congress categories of holdings most pertinent to gender studies, IUB libraries feature one of the most complete collections related to gender in the world. Our holdings on sexuality are the largest in North America, exceeding even those at the Library of Congress.
Visit the Gender Studies Collection of the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries to find research guides and databases in addition to extensive holdings, as well as gender and queer studies subject consultation and research assistance from a subject librarian.
The remarkable library, photographic, and archival holdings of The Kinsey Institute—established in 1948 on the Bloomington campus—provide invaluable resources for research on sexuality, gender, relationships, health, and reproduction.