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. This recurring position reflects our department’s commitment to research, teaching, and public engagement in trans studies, and it responds to growing student demand for trans studies work at Illinois. The fellowship enables GWS to provide significant support for emerging scholars in this dynamic interdisciplinary field. In turn, our department and our campus will benefit from each postdoctoral fellow’s research expertise and course offerings. This fellowship is a one-year appointment eligible for renewal for a second year; postdoctoral scholars will give a public presentation on their research project and teach one undergraduate course each year.

The ad for 2021-2022 applications is coming soon!