News

  • 12/15/2020 - Congratulations to Jingyi Gu, Recipient of the 2021

  • 11/13/2020 - We're excited to announce that Tasha Robles joins Gender and Women's Studies as our new Academic Program Coordinator on Friday, November 13, 2020!

  • 11/12/2020 - As scholars and teachers of intersectional feminist, queer, and transgender studies, GWS faculty are committed to confronting, understanding, and undoing the lon

  • 11/06/2020 - Professor Karen Flynn recently authored "Black Canadians and Pandemics" for Origins: Current Ev

  • 08/27/2020 - Gender and Women’s Studies is truly thrilled to have secured a new, standing postdoctoral fellowship in transgender studies, the first of its kind in the country.

  • 08/27/2020 - Welcome to GWS!  Amidst the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, GWS remains steadfast in its commitment to your well-being and academic

  • 08/27/2020 - The Department of Gender and Women’s Studies is delighted to introduce our new assistant professors and Chancellor's postdoctoral fellow, who will all be joining us this fal

  • 06/18/2020 - Professor Ghassan Moussawi's new book "challenges representations of contemporary Beirut as an exceptional space for LGBTQ people by highlighting everyday life in a city where violence is the norm."

  • 06/01/2020 - In the wake of continued systemic state and vigilante violence against Black people in the United States, including the murders most recently of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Tony McDade, and given the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color and Indigenous communities, we pause to grieve these profound and preventable losses.  We breathe deeply and register our anger at the injustices faced by those made vulnerable through racism, settler colonialism, incarceration, age, and economic precarity.

  • 05/12/2020 - GWS congratulates this year’s recipients of the GWS Awards for Outstanding Student, TA, and Faculty.  The GWS Outstanding Student is Paul Michael Atienza, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Anthropology, who was recognized for his contributions to “our department’s intellectual culture and sense of community” and his “dedication to collaboration, dialogue, and exchange.” Specifically, Atienza organized a graduate symposium last fall entitled Solidarities of Difference: Keywords in Feminist, Queer, and Trans Studies.” 

  • 04/28/2020 - The Department of Gender and Women's Studies is pleased to announce that Shwetha Delanthamajalu (Sociology) will receive the 2020 Marianne A. Ferber Scholarship for her dissertation proposal, "Moral panics and policing of sex and love in the time of Hindutva."  The award is given to the most outstanding dissertation proposal related to Gender and Women's Studies; secondary considerations include the student's commitment to the Gender and Women's Studies.  Delanthamajalu has been a teaching assistant in GWS 100, and is currently a teaching assistant in GWS 202.  You can read an abstract of her dissertation in the full story. 

  • 03/19/2020 - Here's some information for you about GWS Courses and how to join the GWS Solidarity and Mutual Aid Society.

  • 03/17/2020 - GWS faculty and staff are working from home, but current and prospective students can still talk to an advisor.  Email Jacque Kahn at jskahn@illinois.edu to set up an appointment. 

  • 03/05/2020 - Congratulations to Teresa Greppi (Spanish and Portuguese) Erin Grogan (English,) and Kadin Henningsen (English), for receiving the LAS Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching for Graduate Teaching Assistants.

  • 02/13/2020 - Professor Ghassan Moussawi has been named a LEAP (Lincoln Excellence for Assistant Professors) Scholar by the College of LAS. The award is granted to faculty early in their career based on scholarly productivity and contributions to the educational mission of their departments and the College of LAS.