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Barbara Ransby and Beth Richie Featured in NYT

Dr. Barbara Ransby and Dr. Beth Richie Featured in NYT Highlight on “Black Women in Chicago, Getting Things Done.” Dr. Barbara Ransby is Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies, African American Studies and…

Anna Guevarra Awarded 2018 Holland Prize

Dr. Anna Romina Guevarra, Director of UIC Global Asian Studies, has been awarded the 2018 Holland Prize for the best article published in Volume 91 (2018) of Pacific Affairs. Dr. Guevarra’s article, “Mediations of Care:…

Barbara Ransby Featured by Democracy Now!

Dr. Barbara Ransby Featured by Democracy Now! discussing Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago mayoral victory, “Chicago Makes Herstory: First African American Woman and Gay Chicago Mayor Wins in Landslide.”

Barbara Ransby Featured on NPR's "All Things Considered"

Dr. Barbara Ransby, UIC Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies, African American Studies, and History, was featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” discussing the significance of two black women in a race to…

Professor Jennifer Brier Featured in Chicago Tribune

Professor Jennifer Brier, GWS Director and Professor of History, was featured in an article in the Chicago Tribune on a UIC initiative to sponsor arts and humanities projects among the three University of…

Professor Beth Richie Quoted in HuffPost

HuffPost quotes Beth Richie, UIC Professor and Head of Criminology, Law, and Justice; African American Studies, and Gender & Women’s Studies, in an article on black female victims of domestic violence being hesitant…

GWS Professor Barbara Ransby Receives 2018 Angela Y. Davis Prize

Professor Barbara Ransby received the 2018 Angela Y. Davis Award from the American Studies Association for public scholarship. The award recognizes scholars who have applied or used their scholarship for the “public good.” This…

GWS Professor Barbara Ransby on "Black Politics in Chicago"

Professor Barbara Ransby was featured in a discussion with WBEZ South Side Reporter Natalie Moore on “Black Politics in Chicago.” The discussion highlighted Professor Ransby’s new book, Making All Black Lives Matter: Reimagining Freedom in…

Professor Jennifer Brier Speaks on VISUAL AIDS Panel

GWS Professor Jennifer Brier participated in a panel discussion titled “VISUAL AIDS: Documents: Art, AIDS & Activism in Chicago. The panel followed a screening program including video diaries, documentary footage, and oral histories; the project…

Professor Barbara Ransby cited by Chicago Sun Times

GWS Professor Barbara Ransby was cited for her activist work during the Chicago “Women’s March to the Polls”  in a recent Chicago Times Article. The march centered around the need for voter turnout on…

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2018 GWS Open House

EVERYONE IS WELCOME: Current students, interested students, faculty and staff! The Gender and Women’s Studies Program is an interdisciplinary field dedicated to investigating the relationships between gender, sexuality, feminism, and social justice. Join…

GWS Affiliate, Dr. Anna Guevarra Receives Award of Distinction

Congratulations to GWS Affiliate faculty Dr. Anna Guevarra, Director and Associate Professor in Global Asian Studies Program and Co-PI of the UIC AANAPISI Initiative, on receiving an Award of Distinction in Public Scholarship from the Filipino section of the Asian American Studies Association. …

GWS Professor, Barbara Ransby, Quoted by The Washington Examiner

The Washington Examiner quotes Barbara Ransby, UIC distinguished professor of African American studies, gender and women’s studies, and history, in an article about community concerns involving former President Barack Obama’s presidential center on the South…

GWS Faculty, Ronak Kapadia, Quotes by Quartz

Ronak Kapadia, UIC assistant professor of gender and women’s studies and Global Asian studies, is quoted in a story from the weekly online newsletter from Quartz (qz.com) that critically examines how television producer…

GWS Director, Jennifer Brier, Quoted in Chicago Magazine

Jennifer Brier, UIC director of gender and women’s studies and associate professor of gender and women’s studies and history, is quoted in an article appearing in the March 2018 issue of Chicago magazine…

GWS Faculty, Roank Kapadia and Deana Lewis on CAN-TV

Chicago Access Network Television (CAN-TV) recorded a recent discussion hosted by the Institute for the Humanities at UIC about sexual harassment and sexual assault from a humanities perspective including theory, history and cultural…

Dr Jennifer Brier, GWS Director, Featured on "Worldview"

Jennifer Brier, UIC director of gender and women’s studies and associate professor of gender and women’s studies and history, will be among the featured experts on a Chicago Public Radio (WBEZ-FM 91.5) “Worldview”…

GWS Professor Barbara Ransby Interviewed by Chicago Sun-Times

The Chicago Sun-Times interviewed Barbara Ransby, UIC distinguished professor of African American studies, gender and women’s studies, and history, in an article about the evolution of the Black Lives Matter movement and how…

GWS Concentrator Earns Harvard fellowship

Jenny Korn, a doctoral candidate in communication and gender and women’s studies, is among 20 scholars selected to receive a fellowship from The Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University…

Article by Dr. Barbara Ransby featured by In These Times

In These Times magazine features an article by Barbara Ransby, UIC distinguished professor of African American studies, gender and women’s studies, and history, who writes about President Trump’s pardon of former Arizona Sheriff…

GWS Alum, Eunjung Kim, wins NWSA Book Award

The National Women’s Studies Association is pleased to announce its 2017 book prize award winners and honorable mentions.   The Alison Piepmeier book prize is awarded for groundbreaking monographs that make significant contributions…

Hate Has No Home Here

The Gender and Women’s Studies Program is taking a stand against hate on our campus. #UnityatUIC

Ms. Magazine pays tribute to Sandy Bartky

Beloved UIC professor and feminist philosopher Sandy Bartky is celebrated in a Ms. Magazine post about her lifetime achievements and remarkable scholarship. Ms. Magazine Link

Nadine Naber Awarded KIP Project Grant

The KIP Project at the American University of Beirut has awarded Nadine Naber with a grant for her project, “Sectarianism and National Emergencies: Barriers or Facilitators for Women, Sexual Minorities, and Transgender People?”…

Barbara Ransby quoted in the New Yorker

Barbara Ransby, UIC distinguished professor of African American studies, gender and women’s studies and history, is quoted in The New Yorker magazine’s article on the Black Lives Matter movement, how it differs from…

Nadine Naber in Huff Post

Nadine Naber, working with Junaid Rana from UIUC, has published a piece about the American Anthropology Association’s vote on Israeli boycotts. Click here to read, Why Voting Matters.

Prof. Barbara Ransby Contributes to Colorlines.com

Colorlines.com features a column by Barbara Ransby, UIC professor of African American studies, gender and women’s studies and history and director of the Social Justice Initiative, on issues surrounding leadership of the current…

Dr. Beth Richie Recognized by Rape Victim Advocates

Dr. Beth Richie is the 2015 recipient of Dr. Natalie A. Stephens Visionary Award presented by Rape Victim Advocates (RVA).  For more information from the RVA regarding Prof. Richie’s award and the event honoring…

Dr. Beth Richie in the News

WFRV-TV Channel 5, the FOX affiliate in Green Bay, Wisc., reported on a presentation by Beth Richie, Director of the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy at UIC, who discussed the National Football League’s efforts to address domestic violence and sexual assault.