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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.

Winter Program Highlights

The Center has a number of exciting series and events this quarter. The LGBTQ Studies Project in collaboration with 3CT and as part of the series, Sexuality, Power, and the Empirical, will host Glenda Carpio (African and African American Studies/English, Harvard), on February 19 for “On Kara Walker’s ‘A Subtlety, or The Marvelous Sugar Baby.’” And on March 5, Shaka McGlotten (Media, Society and the Arts, Purchase College, SUNY) will discuss “Black Data” with a workshop the next day.

The Center’s Closeted/Out in the Quadrangles Project hosted Anya Jabour (History, University of Montana) in January on her work on the relationships of Sophonisba Breckinridge, Marion Talbot, and Edith Abbott. Jabour’s visit previewed some of the earliest material in the coming special exhibition opening April 1. Read an article in The University of Chicago Magazine about Jabour’s talk here.

Continuing the Sexual Violence on Campus Series, in January the CSGS hosted a townhall meeting with incoming Associate Dean of Students in the University for Disciplinary Affairs, Jeremy Inabinet. In February, we collaborated with Northwestern University to create common reading lists and brought together students, faculty, and staff from both universities to discuss what’s happening on each campus. Stay tuned for more programming and a teach-in on campus sexual violence later this year.

For more information on this quarter’s activities, 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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