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."
- Statement of Support for Transgender Students
The Department of Gender and Women’s Studies reaffirms our support for transgender and gender-nonconforming youth in an increasingly hostile climate -- now implicitly encouraged, and deliberately ignored, by the federal government. Given the Trump administration’s withdrawal of federal Title IX guidance on transgender students on February 22, 2017, Gender and Women’s Studies urges the University of Illinois administration, as well as the Board of Trustees, to protect and treat transgender students according to their gender identities, including regarding names and pronouns, restrooms, health coverage, and dress codes, as well as safety from harassment and violence. With or without federal guidance, transgender students are still protected under Title IX, as well as the U.S. Constitution. However, because the Department of Education, Department of Justice, and Office of Civil Rights may, under the current administration, decline to investigate or pursue complaints of discrimination in schools and universities, it is up to us to protect the welfare of all students, including transgender and gender nonconforming students, who are rendered more vulnerable through harmful and hateful policies. Gender and Women’s Studies asks that the University of Illinois administration, as well as the Board of Trustees, confirm their obligations and strengthen policies to protect transgender students, and to honor those students’ gender identities, in their pursuit of an education.
- Queer Publics Symposium Feb. 23-25
- Apply to be a GWS Teaching Assistant
The Department of Gender and Women's Studies is hiring for Summer and Fall 2017 and Spring 2018.