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Image of GWS GA and GWS and BLST staff posed at the 50th Anniversary event.
About GWS
The Gender and Women’s Studies (GWS) Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago is a vibrant interdisciplinary department made up of scholars who study a wide range of topics critical to an expansive understanding of how and why gender and sexuality matter in the world.
Professor Nadine Naber standing at a podium clapping.
Academic Programs
The Gender and Women's Studies Program offers a Major and Minor in Gender and Women's Studies as well as a Minor in Social Justice. GWS also offers a Graduate Concentration Certificate.
GWS Director and Professor Jennie Brier speaking into a microphone at the GWS 50th Anniversary Event
Meet GWS!
Learn more about our amazing faculty and students here.
GWS students and faculty mingling at a GWS end of year event.
Learn more about Gender and Women’s Studies events!

The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.

Ida B. Wells Barnett