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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!

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Karen Flynn Faculty Spotlight

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

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

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Spotlight on GWS 202, Sexualities, for Spring 2017

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Spotlight on Meghan Donaghue, GWS Undergraduate Representative

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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."

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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!

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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."

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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."

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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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USA Today says Women's and Gender Studies is more popular than ever!
Notes from GWS Interim Chair Mimi Nguyen
Notes from GWS Interim Chair Mimi Nguyen
We must ask ourselves, over and again, “How can feminist theorists, organizers, and activists today work together to create fair and just discourses and practices that will make us more free, and just what do we mean by ‘free’?”
Prof. Beauchamp Receives 2017 Sylvia Rivera Award
Prof. Beauchamp Receives 2017 Sylvia Rivera Award
Prof. Toby Beauchamp's essay ("When Things Don't Add Up: Transgender Bodies and the Mobile Borders of Biometrics") in Trans Studies: The Challenge to Hetero/ Homo Normativities, has been awarded the 2017 Sylvia Rivera Award in Transgender Studies from the Center of Lesbian and Gay Studies. The Center for LGBTQ Studies (CLAGS) was founded in 1991 as the first university-based research center in the United States dedicated to the study of historical, cultural, and political issues of vital concern to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals and communities.
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