07/26/2018 - Elizabeth Corr is one of the first students to graduate with a degree from Illinois in Gender and Women's Studies in 2004. As the Director of Art Partnerships at the National Resources Defense Council in Chicago, she works with artists, architects, and designers to heighten public awareness of and interest in the environmental issues that face today’s communities. She launched NRDC’s Artist-in-Residence program and is expanding support for NRDC’s art and climate–related projects, from such organizations as the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, the Public Concern Foundation, and Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts.
07/13/2018 - Dear GWS Friends, Colleagues, and Students: We were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Professor Berenice A. Carroll earlier this summer. As many of you know, she played a crucial role in the early history of our department, so she will always hold a special place in our memories. In addition to her influential feminist scholarship, her inspired teaching, and her unshakeable commitment to activism for justice and peace, she will be remembered for guiding the creation of an official Women’s Studies Program and the approval of a Women’s Studies Minor at the University of Illinois.
05/10/2018 - GWS Professor CL Cole heads the Department of Media and Cinema Studies.
05/08/2018 - Emily DiFilippo, a GWS graduate minor, received the IPRH Prize for Research in the Humanities for my book chapter entitled “Post-Op in the Real World: Cancer and Queer Resistance in Isabel Franc an
05/08/2018 - Outstanding GWS Student: Kelly Durgan, GWS Major Outstanding GWS TA: Silas Cassinelli, Department of English, GWS Graduate Minor Outstanding GWS Professor: Toby Beauchamp, GWS
04/24/2018 - Should We Pass on ‘Passing Women’?: The Stakes of (Trans)gender Ontologies for Korean Namjangyeoja Dramas Abstract:
02/27/2018 - Professor Ruth Nicole Brown is one of seven recipients of the Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship for her project, Black Girl Genius Week.
02/05/2018 - DEPARTMENT OF GENDER AND WOMEN’S STUDIES STATEMENT OF SUPPORT FOR THE GRADUATE EMPLOYEES’ ORGANIZATION
12/19/2017 - Professor Nguyen talks about art, punk, and politics. Art Now is an award-winning mini-documentary series that has produced over 80 episodes on local artists working in Champaign-Urbana and the su
12/01/2017 - Check out GWS alum Sarah Alo (2012) and her collaborators Flavia Borges and Devon Carson in MENACE, a micro-series on Instagram!
10/24/2017 - Prominently mentioned in her Vermont legislative bio is the history future state Rep. Kiah Morris ('06) was a part of in the mid-2000s at Illinois.
08/24/2017 - Prof.
03/05/2017 - Women’s studies programs began popping up at universities around the country in the 1960s, and today, the academic discipline is still on the rise.