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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.
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Meet GWS!
Learn more about our amazing faculty and students here.
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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