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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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The CSGS is proud to present the Class of 2018! Gender and Sexuality Studies majors musa bouderdaben, Katie Iacovelli, Athena Kern, Wendy Lee, Aliya Slayton, and Adie Tuohey will graduate in spring quarter and Joshua Kramer and Seph Mozes will graduate this summer. GSS minors Alyssa Bell-Padgett (CRES) and Jessica Law (CRES/Sociology) will graduate in spring and Emily Levin (Political Science) will graduate in autumn. Well done, all!

Two CSGS faculty affiliates have been recognized by the university as inspiring teachers: Professor Kimberly Hoang of Sociology won the Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, believed to be the oldest prize for undergraduate teaching in the U.S. Professor Niall Atkinson of Art History won the Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring. The CSGS is incredibly fortunate to have faculty affiliates from around the university who contribute their time and energies to the gender and sexuality studies curriculum and intellectual life of the Center. Congratulations, Kimberly and Niall!

We are pleased to announce that the recipients of the 2018 Ruth Murray Essay Prize in Women's Studies, Feminist Criticism, Gender Studies are GSS major musa bouderdaben for his project “Narratives of Overruption: An Examination of The Effects of Trauma on Process of Self-Narration” and CRES/History major Julie Xu for her project “Foreign Pleasures: Sex in Early Twentieth-Century Chinese Chicago.” Congratulations to Julie and musa!

The Radius Podcast

Last year the Center launched 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. You can check out the latest episodes on Soundcloud. 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 several 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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