News

  • 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.

  • 02/06/2020 - Taylor Mazique, a junior double majoring in GWS and History, has been awarded the 2020 Jean Alice Scharre Thompson Scholarship in GWS. The scholarship recognizes outstanding GPA as well as involvement in activism and social justice work.

  • 02/03/2020 - Congratulations to Erin Grogan, who was selected to receive LAS Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching by Graduate Teaching Assistants. Erin is a doctoral student in the Department of English, and has been a teaching assistant for GWS 275, The Politics of Fashion, and GWS 202, Sexualities. This semester they are the instructor for GWS 350, Feminist and Gender Theory.

  • 11/11/2019 - The 2020 Barbara and Donald Smalley Graduate Research Fellowship in Gender and Women's Studies has been awarded to Tiffany Harris, a graduate student in the Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership. The Smalley Fellowship is awarded to a graduate minor in GWS whose dissertation proposal promises to make an outstanding contribution to the field of gender and/or sexuality studies.

  • 10/31/2019 - “Abolition examines the interconnected power dynamics across prisons, police, immigration, gendered and sexual violence, environmental justice, disability justice, and more, in order to pro

  • 09/19/2019 - The Department of Gender and Women's Studies invites applications and nominations for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in Latinx gender studies at the rank of Assistant Professor.

  • 07/10/2019 - GWS congratulates Shwetha Delanthamajalu on her recent article, which was awarded The Znaniecki Published Paper Award by the Department of Sociology. Delanthamajalu is a graduate student in Sociology and will be working for Gender and Women's Studies next year as a teaching assistant.

  • 05/20/2019 - The Department of Gender and Women's Studies is pleased to announce that Assistant Professor Maryam Kashani has been awarded the 2019 Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship from the National Academy of Education.

  • 05/13/2019 - This year's GWS Outstanding Awards recognize the vital work of mentoring students.

  • 04/22/2019 - Shameem Razack has been awarded the 2019 Jean Alice Scharre Thompson Scholarship from the Department of Gender and Women's Studies. Shameem also recently received the DiversityEd Social Justice Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Student. A transfer student from Parkland, Shameem has only been on campus for a year, but she has already become a leader in promoting the visibility and rights of marginalized peoples.

  • 04/08/2019 - Megan Gargiulo from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese received the Marianne A. Ferber Scholarship for her dissertation project, entitled "Race, Gender, and Recogimiento: Discursive Negotiations of Space, Sexuality, and Productivity in Late Colonial Mexico." Honorable mention went to Rachel Storm (EPOL)for her proposal, “Restorative Justice and Sexual Violence: The Views of Victim’s Advocates.”

  • 04/03/2019 - The history of the Department of Gender and Women's Studies is the featured exhibit this month at the Main Library building. The display highlights key moments in the four decades of the department, spotlights the 1986 National Women’s Studies Association Conference which was held at Illinois, and celebrates the work of several GWS faculty members. GWS thanks Gender and Multicultural Services Librarian Cindy Ingold and Mary Elmquist, graduate assistant from the Social Socials, Health, and Education Library for creating an amazing exhibit. Look for the finger puppet of Michel Foucault!