5733 exterior

The exterior of 5733 S University

5733 sign

The Center’s home at 5733 S University

Leila Ahmed

Lelia Ahmed gives a lecture in May 2012

Alison Bechdel and student

Alison Bechdel speaks with a student at an exhibition of her work

Lauren Berlant and Mel Chen

Professor Lauren Berlant introducing guest speaker Mel Chen

Lauren Berlant and Kristen Schilt

Professors Lauren Berlant and Kristen Schilt participate in a zine making workshop

Hillary Chute and Alison Bechdel

Professor Hillary Chute and Alison Bechdel

Classroom

Students participate in a classroom discussion at CSGS

Community room

The Community Room at 5733 S University

Student question

A student asks a question after a talk by Kimberly Peirce in October 2011

About

Since its founding in 1996, the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality (CSGS) at the University of Chicago has become a major center for faculty and graduate research and pedagogical training and has developed an extensive undergraduate program in gender and sexuality studies. Areas of faculty interest include gender and sexuality studies in the fields of literature and language, history, political science, biology, sociology, anthropology, economics, visual arts, media studies, human development, law, and medicine. After extensive renovations in 2013, our building now features seminar rooms to host classes and workshops, space for our events and community activities and other resources.

Our Programming

CSGS remains committed to teaching, research support, and active engagement at the University, while also reaching out to public areas where gender and sexuality come together with other political, artistic, and intellectual concerns. In addition to our curriculum, we engage students, faculty, alumni, and the community through guest lectures, conferences, speaker and film series, and a host of other programming.

Engage with Us

Situated at 5733 South University Avenue, the Center encourages all members of the University and Chicago communities to participate in our current and future development. For regular email updates on the Center’s events, fellowships and initiatives, sign up for our Listserve; for quarterly updates via email, sign up for our Newsletter.