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Mimi Nguyen Faculty Spotlight

Professor Mimi Nguyen is interim chair of Gender and Women's Studies this year. Learn more about her here!


Karen Flynn Faculty Spotlight

Read more about Professor Flynn here and watch a video about her research.


Spotlight on GWS 378: Fairy Tales and Gender Formation for Summer 1


Spotlight on GWS 202, Sexualities, for Spring 2017


Spotlight on Meghan Donaghue, GWS Undergraduate Representative


GWS Grad Student Representative Megan Gargiulo

"My GWS classes have always felt like active, inclusive, and respectful arenas for debate, and have helped me to learn about and critique my own worldview and privilege."


GWS Spotlight on Gabriela Hinner, GWS Major

Gabriela Hinner is completing two bachelor's degrees and applying to medical schools. Her advice to GWS students: Take time to celebrate your accomplishments!


GWS Spotlight on Bonnie Washick, Postdoctoral Associate

"I am excited to be teaching a graduate course titled "Theories of Citizenship" in Gender & Women's Studies at UIUC this fall."


Graduate Student Spotlight on Francena Turner

"I am minoring in Gender and Women Studies because I saw, early on, the ways Black feminist and queer theories could inform my academic and community organizing work."


Alumna Spotlight on Deirdre Dlugonski

"My background in GWS has changed the way I consume and view popular media, shaped the topics that I choose to study in my research, made me think critically about the daily messages I send to my young son, and perhaps most importantly, helped me to be more comfortable calling myself a feminist."

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GWS Alumn Sarah Alo stars in Menace
Check out GWS alum Sarah Alo (2012) and her collaborators Flavia Borges and Devon Carson in MENACE, a micro-series on Instagram! "Ana, Daisy and Jane never planned to know their neighbors, but when alerts encourage women to protect themselves they forfeit their fierce independence to hide out together. After a rollback of women’s rights triggers increased violence in the near future, a male pride group sends a wave of femicide throughout the country. In this rebellious dark comedy, three single women reluctantly band together, seeking safety in a small apartment." https://www.menaceseries.com/
Join the Gender and Women's Studies Student Association!
See the facebook page for upcoming events, and how you can participate in Feminist Trivia Night!
GWS Alumn Kiah Morris featured in 150 years of University of Illinois
GWS Alumn Kiah Morris featured in 150 years of University of Illinois
Vermont State Representative Kiah Morris talks about her experiences as a GWS major at Illinois.
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