GWS is an interdisciplinary department founded on the notion that students learn by doing and engaging the world. So, we combine classroom work with experiential learning and civic engagement. Many of our students and faculty are involved in public policy work and social justice and arts initiatives that relate to gender justice, women's well being and human rights and feminist ideals.

Upcoming in GWS

Spring Events:

**2014 CECSCO & End of Year Awards: May 1st 5:30-8:00, UIC East Terrace

**FALL 2014/SPRING 2015 Graduate Assistant/Teaching Assistant APPLICATIONS: Please download the application form for the GA or TA positions in GWS for next year!

* GWS Resume Worshop: March 12th 1- 3 PM UH 1250: With guest speakers Mark Martell from UIC Career Services and Suzanne Penn PhD from the Center for Enteiprenurial Development!

*Crafty Fridays! (January 31st-April 25th)

*GWS Graduate Student Brown Bag Series 1250 UH 12-1 PM: February 20th, March 20th, April 17th


*GWS Emeritus faculty Judith Gardiner delivers remarks at LAS Recognition Dinner. View here!

* GWS Major Robles named Student Laureate of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois 2013 (photos here)

* Jennifer Brier awarded Chancellor's Discovery Fund for Multidisciplinary Research (more)

*UIC Student Lulu Martinez named a Chicagoan of the Year (2013) by Chicago Magazine!

*During the 2012-2013 academic year, Nadine Naber is an International Fellow with the Open Society Foundation's Academic Fellowship Program where she will serve as an advisor to the Institute of Women's Studies at Birzeit University. 

* Barbara Ransby was chosen as the 2013 winner of the Letitia Woods Brown book Award for her recent publication,  Eslanda: The Large and and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson.


* John D'Emilio in New York Times Style Section here
* John D'Emilio's Windy City Times articles
* Alice Kim's blog
* Rebecca Sive's blog

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Prof. Barbara Ransby


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