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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…

Summer 2018 Course Offerings

Gender & Women’s Studies will be offering a number of courses over the summer term, including two courses online. Gen&WS 103: Women’s Bodies in Health & Disease and Gen&WS 200: Intro to LGBTQ+ Studies will be offered online.

Diversity Statement

The Department of Gender and Women’s Studies affirms in the strongest possible terms the rights of our students to live and learn in a community that values them as individuals and recognizes the integrity of the communities that provide identity and support. More…

Registration is Open

Our Bodies, Our Earth: Voice, Violence, and Peacemaking
April 12-14, 2018
Pyle Center, Madison, WI

Join us for the 2018 4W Summit on Women, Gender and Well-being! The Summit will begin Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 4:00 with the Soffa Keynote Lecture by Najma Ahmed Abdi, Somali leader and peace-builder.

More information, including registration…

CRGW eBulletin

Check out the events and other opportunities listed in the Center for Research on Gender and Women eBulletin. Published weekly, this document lists 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 also view it online.

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News & Events

Thu 22

CRGW Colloquium: Nancy Kendall

February 22 @ 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue 27

Coffee and Tea in the GWS Reading Room

February 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mar 02

2nd Annual GWS Symposium Keynote

March 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mar 06

Coffee and Tea in the GWS Reading Room

March 6 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm