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Welcome to the Department of Gender & Women's Studies


Faculty Positions:

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WGSC Conference

The UW-System Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium, UW-Madison’s 4W Initiative, and UW-Madison’s GWS Graduate Student conference will take place April 16-18, 2020. The theme is, “Resistance and Reimagination: Gender, Change, and the Arts.” Stay tuned for registration info.

Spring 2020

Enrollment for spring 2020 is complete. More information on spring course offerings in GWS is available here.

Last Day of Classes

The last day of classes for fall is December 11, 2019.

Spring Classes Resume

Spring semester resumes January 21, 2020.

News & Events

  • 30th annual Day With(out) Art Event features 3 GWS professors

    Encore Screening and Talkback: STILL BEGINNING: The 30th Annual Day With(Out) Art On Tuesday, December 10 at 5:30pm, in recognition of the 30th annual Day With(out) Art, the Chazen Museum of Art will host an …

  • Sarah Gaydos – December Student Spotlight

    Sarah Gaydos is a senior graduating in December 2019 with a Gender and Women’s Studies major and the undergraduate certificate in Global Health. Find Sarah’s reflections below. Why did you choose Gender and Women’s Studies? …

  • Alumni Spotlight: Nyesha Brown, Class of 2017

    Nyesha Brown, Class of 2017, graduated with majors in Gender & Women’s and Human Development and Family Studies. Learn more about what Nyesha is doing today. Describe your work. How did you get to this …

  • Prof. Emerita Myra Marx Ferree on The Europe Desk

    Myra Marx Ferree, Professor Emerita in GWS and Sociology, was on an episode of The Europe Desk podcast, where she spoke about the crisis of masculinity, as part of the BMW Center lecture series, “A …

  • Ariel Yang – November Student Spotlight

    Ariel Yang is a junior majoring in Gender and Women’s Studies and Psychology. Find Ariel’s reflections below. Why did you choose Gender and Women’s Studies? Discovering GWS at UW is the most beautiful accident that …

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Co-Sponsorship Procedure

For requesting a co-sponsorship from GWS, please email the following information to Prof. Janet Hyde, preferably at least 4 weeks in advance. In 250 words or less, explain how the event pertains to gender, LGBTQ+ issues, and/or feminist concerns. Attach a CV and include the event date.

CRGW 2019-2020 Colloquium Series

Check out this year’s Center for Research on Gender and Women Colloquium Series. This year’s series consists of 3 speakers. Each event in the series is free and open to the public. More information here.

CRGW eBulletin

Check out the 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.