Welcome to the Department of Gender & Women's Studies
Please find the GWS Department's statement of solidarity with those protesting this country’s ongoing, centuries-long legacy of anti-Black violence.
While we are off campus, you can still connect with the GWS and LGBTQ+ Studies undergraduate advisor, Susan Nelson, to discuss your questions. Schedule an appointment in Starfish to meet with Susan in Microsoft Teams.
News, events, and involvement opportunities for undergraduate students. Find new courses, internships, study abroad programs, scholarships, and volunteer opportunities.
Dylan Witte is our LGBTQ+ Studies Certificate Student Spotlight. Read about Dylan's experiences in LGBTQ+ Studies courses and why they chose to pursue the program.
Open House is a Residential Learning Community sponsored by the Department of Gender and Women's Studies. Students live in an intentionally inclusive space dedicated to examining gender and sexuality.
GWS faculty Chris Garlough and Annie Menzel with Professor Michael Peterson from Art and Interdisciplinary Theater Studies are building a community of inquiry around the concept of "care" in their Mellon-Borghesi workshop.
Led by Director and GWS Professor Jenny Higgins and Associate Director Amy Williamson, UW CORE is a campus-wide initiative focused on reproductive health research, healthcare access and delivery, policy evaluation, and communication to address critical needs in reproductive health and healthcare in Wisconsin.
News & Events
GWS and Obstetrics and Gynecology Professor, and Director of UW-Madison Collaborative for Reproductive Equity (UW CORE), Jenny Higgins, has received the Society of Family Planning Mentor Award. This award recognizes Professor Higgins for her “dedication …
Dear GWS Community, We condemn the intimidation and threats against our esteemed department member, Professor Sami Schalk. As a department, we reaffirm our condemnation of white supremacy, police violence, and all forms of racism. We ally ourselves with Professor …
Dear GWS Community, The Department of Gender and Women’s Studies is deeply saddened and outraged by the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and Tony Robinson among numerous others. We condemn …
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Collaborative for Reproductive Equity, or UW CORE, is a campus-wide initiative focused on reproductive health research, healthcare access and delivery, policy evaluation, and communication to address critical needs in reproductive health …
Assistant Professor Chris Barcelos has received the 2020 Honorary Rainbow Degree from UW-Madison’s Gender and Sexuality Campus Center (GSCC). This award was announced at the virtual GSCC Rainbow Graduation event on May 7, 2020, and …
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Center for Research on Gender and Women
For GWS co-sponsorship requests, please email Prof. Janet Hyde preferably 4 weeks in advance.
CRGW Colloquium Series
Check out the Center for Research on Gender and Women Colloquium Series. Each event in the series is free and open to the public. More information here.
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.