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The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at the University of Chicago was established in 1996, after a decade of faculty and student self-organization. It now consolidates work on gender and sexuality, and in feminist, gay and lesbian, and queer studies.

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Undergraduate Summer 2015 Internship Program

CSGS Undergraduate Summer Internship applications are out! The CSGS Undergraduate Summer Internship Program will offer up to four off-campus, Chicago-area internships in organizations involved in gender- or sexuality-related service, research, or activism. For more information, please see the Internship Opportunities page.

Happy 2015!

The Center has a number of exciting upcoming series and events. Continuing the Sexual Violence on Campus Series, the CSGS will host a townhall meeting with incoming Associate Dean of Students in the University for Disciplinary Affairs, Jeremy Inabinet, and is also collaborating with Northwestern University to create reading groups and a teach-in for later this year.

The Center’s Closeted/Out in the Quadrangles Project will host Anya Jabour (History, University of Montana) for her talk, “A Lesbian Love Triangle at the University of Chicago: Sophonisba Breckinridge, Marion Talbot, and Edith Abbott” with a workshop the following day. This visit will preview some of the earliest material in the coming special exhibition opening April 1.

This year’s Iris Marion Young Distinguished Faculty Lecture will be given by Jennifer Cole (Comparative Human Development), “Giving Life: Managing Intimacy and Regulating Affective Circuits among Malagasy Marriage Migrants in France.”

The LGBTQ Studies Project in collaboration with 3CT, as part of the series, Sexuality, Power, and the Empirical will host Glenda Carpio (African and African American Studies/English, Harvard), “On Kara Walker’s ‘A Subtlety, or The Marvelous Sugar Baby.’” Shaka McGlotten (Media, Society and the Arts, Purchase College, SUNY) will discuss “Black Data” with a workshop the next day.

Later this year, CSGS will continue its new multi-year project, Precarious Citizenship: Gender, Sexuality, and Politics in the 21st Century on rights and the impact of inequality on the exercise of full citizenship.

For more information on what’s coming this quarter, see our newsletter.

Call for Proposals: Presentations at 4/17/15 student conference “The Family and the Unfamiliar”

Click here for the CFP flier for the CSRPC-CSGS annual student conference. Contact CSRPC-CSGS student affairs administrator Sarah Tuohey (stuohey@uchicago.edu) with questions or ideas!

Gender and Sexuality Studies is now part of the Core curriculum in the College!

UChicago students now have the opportunity to learn about the fundamental importance of gender and sexuality as analytic categories as part of their general education requirement teaching the introduction to the tools of inquiry used in every discipline. Read more about Gender and Sexuality in World Civilizations here.

Check out this year's course offerings and more about the undergraduate major and the graduate certificate.

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Visit the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture in our renovated space. See our calendar for upcoming events, or just stop by. All are welcome!

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