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GWS Professor Gayatri Reddy Featured in the Chicago Reporter

Gayatri Reddy, UIC Associate Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies and Anthropology, and Anna Guevarra, UIC Associate Professor and Director of Global Asian Studies, discuss urban removal in Uptown Chicago in the Chicago…

GWS Professor Nadine Naber Featured in the Chicago Reporter

UIC Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and Global Asian Studies Nadine Naber writes about gender violence in Afghanistan and new but belated attention being given to the rights of Afghan women. Read…

GWS Professor Barbara Ransby Interviewed by WGBH Radio

NPR affiliate WGBH Radio interviewed UIC Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies Barbara Ransby during a news story on efforts by Boston area Black activists to turn the movements against racism into organized…

Q&A with GWS Professor Barbara Ransby in the Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Tribune features a Q&A with Barbara Ransby, MacArther Endowed Chair and Professor of Black Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, and History at UIC. In addition to highlighting various recent honors Ransby…

ABC's Good Morning America Interviews GWS Professor Kishonna Gray

ABC’s Good Morning America interviews Kishonna Gray, UIC Assistant Professor of Communication and Gender and Women’s Studies, in a segment examining racial harassment in the online gaming community. “Sexism or racism in those…

UIC Historian Barbara Ransby Named Inaugural Freedom Scholar

Acclaimed University of Illinois at Chicago historian and GWS professor Barbara Ransby has been named a Freedom Scholar, a select group of progressive academics who are at the “forefront of movements for economic…

Professor Barbara Ransby Named MacArthur Chair

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Professor Barbara Ransby has been named a John D. MacArthur Endowed Chair. Ransby is a professor of History, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Black Studies, a College…

GWS Professor Kishonna Gray Featured on WFSU Radio

Dr. Kishonna Gray, UIC Assistant Professor of Communication and Gender & Women’s Studies, talks to WFSU Radio, the public media outlet of Tallahassee and Panama City, Florida, about allegations of sexual assault and…

Dr. Barbara Ransby Publishes in The Nation

Dr. Barbara Ransby, UIC professor of Black Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, and History, writes about the legacy of the late U.S. Rep. John Lewis and how the current generation of young activists,…

GWS Faculty Receive Awards for Creative Activity

Congratulations to several GWS core and affiliate faculty who have been named recipients of the UIC Awards for Creative Activity program. Recipients include: GWS Core Faculty and Associate Professor of Anthropology Dr. Gayatri…

GWS Alumni Karla Solis Featured as a UIC Inspiring Grad

Karla Solis, now alum of UIC with Bachelor’s degrees in Gender & Women’s Studies and Latin American and Latino Studies was featured as one of UIC’s Inspiring Grads. Congratulations on all your hard…

Dr. Anna Guevarra Featured in UIC Today

Dr. Anna Guevarra, GWS affiliate faculty and Director of Global Asian Studies, was featured in UIC Today for her work with students on food and culture in  GLAS 230, Cultural Politics of Asian…

Dr. Esther Diaz Martin Publishes "Aprender Bordando"

Dr. Esther Diaz Martin has published a chapter titled “Aprender Bordando” in Voices from the Ancestors: Xicanx and Latinx Spiritual Expressions and Healing Practices (2019, University of Arizona Press)

Dr. Kishonna Gray Featured in BET Op Ed

Dr. Kishonna Gray, Assistant Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies and Communication at UIC was featured in an Op Ed in BET: The U.S. Video Game Industry Just Generated 43.4 Billion In Revenue…

The Telegraph (UK) Features Dr. Kishonna Gray

The Telegraph (UK) features Dr. Kishonna Gray, UIC Assistant Professor of Communication and Gender and Women’s Studies, discussing what impact violent video games has on behavior versus the influence of recruiters within gaming…

Professor Barbara Ransby Publishes Op-Ed in New York Times

The New York Times published an op-ed from Dr. Barbara Ransby, UIC professor of African American studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, and History. Professor Ransby writes about ‘The Squad’ – U.S. Representatives Ayanna…

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

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