Welcome to the Department of Gender & Women's Studies
News, events, and involvement opportunities for undergraduate students. Find new courses, internships, study abroad programs, scholarships, and volunteer opportunities.
Lariisa Stewart is our April Student Spotlight. Read about Lariisa's experiences in GWS and LGBTQ+ Studies courses and why she chose to pursue a senior thesis this year.
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.
Sadly, there will be no in-person celebration of graduates on Saturday, May 9. However, alternate plans are in the works. We will communicate with you as soon as we have more information about how May, August, December graduates will be recognized.
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, to deepen a collective understanding of care’s potential. What does it encompass? How can we recognize it? What is its social and political promise? The Care Workshop has moved a variety of resources and its vibrant community online. See the Care Publication Archive.
News & Events
Lariisa Stewart is a senior graduating in August 2020 with a GWS major and a LGBTQ+ Studies certificate. Read Lariisa’s reflections on transferring to UW-Madison, choosing the major, writing a senior thesis, and preparing for …
Associate Professor Sami Schalk’s essay, “Understanding Oppression,” has been featured in the Spring 2020 Issue of Letters and Science Magazine, Sift and Winnow. Schalk writes, “Everyone needs to have a basic understanding of systems of …
GWS Lecturer Dr. Kate Phelps has received a 4W Initiative Innovation Grant for her “body mapping research project that is exploring experiences of gendered embodiment in the university setting, especially related to how the perceived …
We are hiring TAs now for online summer and face-to-face fall courses in Gender & Women’s Studies. We will be hiring for: Gen&WS 102: Gender, Women, and Society in Global Perspective (face-to-face in fall) Gen&WS …
Assistant Professor James McMaster, whose faculty position began in Fall 2019, has been featured in a UW-Madison “Faculty Focus” piece. In Fall 2019, he began teaching courses in Gender and Women’s Studies and Asian American …
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Center for Research on Gender and Women
For requesting a co-sponsorship from GWS, please email the following information to Prof. Janet Hyde, preferably at least 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.