Welcome to the Department of Gender & Women's Studies
Ed Graves, Class of 2006, shares his reflections on the role of LGBTQ+ Studies in shaping his professional path, including his work as a gay organic farmer and as a public librarian in the rural South.
We are excited to announce the 2020-21 Center for Research on Gender and Women Award Recipients! Read more about their work and their awards here.
Registration is open for the fully virtual 2021 Conference. Free and open to the public, the conference offers keynotes and plenaries, a drag show, an artist exhibition, among other events.
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.
Find the Department's statement of solidarity with those protesting this country’s ongoing, centuries-long legacy of anti-Black violence.
GWS faculty Chris Garlough, Annie Menzel, and James McMaster 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.
News & Events
Professor Pernille Ipsen’s book, Et åbent øjeblik (An Open Moment)—a collective biography of her seven mothers and their lives in and with the Danish women’s and lesbian movements in the 1970s—has been nominated for three …
Julia is a junior majoring in Gender and Women’s Studies and Health Promotion and Health Equity. In the last year, Julia worked with a team of physicians, health care and organization development experts to create …
Professor Annie Menzel received a Research Service Grant Award for Summer 2021, for her summer research project, “Birthing Paradox: Race, Colonization, and Radicalism in US Midwifery.” This award recognizes the “service contributions that untenured faculty …
Ed Graves graduated from UW-Madison in 2006 with majors in Agricultural Science and Rural Sociology (now Community and Environmental Sociology) and an LGBTQ+ Studies certificate. In 2009, Ed completed a MLIS in Information Science from …
Assistant Professor Kelly Marie Ward, whose position began in Fall 2020, is our February Faculty Focus. She is currently an Anna Julia Cooper Postdoctoral Fellow, and they will begin teaching courses in Gender and Women’s …
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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.