About the Center
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.
Ada Palmer named to Tiptree Honor List
Congratulations to Ada Palmer, whose novel, Too Like the Lightning (Tor Books, 2016) was named to the Honor List of the 2016 Tiptree Award, an annual literary prize for science fiction or fantasy that expands or explores our understanding of gender. In the twenty-fifth century future in which Palmer's novel is set, gendered language is considered taboo in most circles and gender/sex-related cues are minimized and overlooked in clothing, vocation, and all other public areas of life. However, the book slowly reveals that gender stereotypes, sexism, and sexual taboos still remain strong despite the century’s supposed enlightenment and escape from such notions.
The Radius Podcast
Last spring the Center launched of our student-led and produced podcast, The Radius. The podcast is a space to chat about gender and sexuality throughout and beyond campus to the city at large and the field as a whole, from the center to the fringes. Our first two episodes are now available. UChicago students can submit stories at bit.ly/csgsradiuspitch.
Did you know?
All UChicago college students 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. The CSGS offers two sections of a two-quarter civilization sequence taught by our faculty based in a variety of disciplines. Read more about Gender and Sexuality in World Civilizations.
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