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Welcome to the Department of Gender & Women's Studies

Who We Are

We are one of the oldest and most respected departments of Gender and Women’s Studies in the country. We are home to a vibrant and diverse community of faculty, staff, visiting scholars, undergraduate, MA students and others passionate about gender and women’s studies. More…

42nd Women’s and Gender Studies Conference

Happening on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus April 11-13, 2019. Information will be posted as it becomes available. Registration opens in January. More…

GWS Graduate Symposium Call for Abstracts

Inspired by the ongoing necessity of resistance in today’s political climate, the Gender and Women’s Studies department at the University of Wisconsin – Madison invites proposals that consider resistance broadly and across disciplinary boundaries. We are seeking graduate student papers, panel proposals, social justice projects, healing workshops, and art and performance pieces that critically investigate how aesthetics, bodies, knowledges, performances, and scholarly and artistic practices function as sites/sights/cites of resistance in myriad ways. More…

CRGW eBulletin

Check out the events and other opportunities listed in the Center for Research on Gender and Women eBulletin. You’ll find talks, events, conferences, jobs, and other opportunities of interest to students, faculty, staff, and community members. To sign up for the weekly email, or have something included, contact You can view it online.

Undergraduate News

Similar to the eBulletin, with information specific to our undergraduate students, such as courses, events, internships, and scholarships. More…

News & Events

Thu 20

Executive Meeting

December 20 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Jan 03

Department Meeting

January 3, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Jan 10

Committee Meetings

January 10, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Jan 17

Executive Meeting

January 17, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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