Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Chicago encompasses diverse disciplines, modes of inquiry, and objects of knowledge. As the Center continually seeks to meet the needs of interested students, there are a number of options for undergraduate and graduate students to incorporate the study of gender and sexuality into their curriculum.
Undergraduates can choose to complete a major or minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies, while PhD students who have completed the required course work, written a research paper or thesis chapter, and participated in the Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop will earn a Graduate Certificate. We sponsor workshops, lectures and symposia of interest to undergraduate and graduate students. In the Spring of 2014 the Center formed an undergraduate Student Steering Committee to conceptualize and organize programming and to otherwise provide input about the Center’s activities and mission. We also encourage and support graduate student initiatives for conferences and speakers. Each year, the Center offers two CSGS Dissertation Fellowships, one CSRPC-CSGS Dissertation Fellowship, and four or five CSGS Residential Fellowships. Further, the Center can provide some research support when funds are available.