Exterior at night

The Center at night

Side Entrance

The entrance of the CSGS

Heather Love audience

The audience listens as Lauren Berlant introduces Heather Love in 2014

Class discussion

Students participate in a classroom discussion at the Center

Héctor Carrillo

Héctor Carrillo talks with students after his book talk in 2018

Joan Scott

Joan Scott speaking at the Center in 2017


Students listen to panelists present in 2017

Community room

The Community Room at 5733 S University

center door

Center entrance

5733 exterior

The exterior of 5733 S University

Bhanu Kapil

Poet Bhanu Kapil at the Center in 2016

Graduate Certificate in Gender and Sexuality Studies

We are proud to offer the Graduate Certificate in Gender and Sexuality Studies to students enrolled in any University of Chicago doctoral program and, beginning 2019-20, students enrolled in the MAPSS program or any Masters program in the Divinity School, who have completed the following requirements:

  • A graduate-level foundation course in gender and sexuality, e.g., Advanced Theories of Sex/Gender or an equivalent graduate-level course.
  • At least three additional courses in gender and sexuality studies. These may be cross-listed courses or equivalent non-cross listed courses approved by the graduate chair.
  • A major research paper with a substantial gender/sexuality component.
  • Participation in the Gender & Sexualities Studies Workshop.

All four courses must be taken for a “quality grade,” i.e., not an R or a P.

Students wishing to receive the certificate should submit evidence of having fulfilled the requirements for approval to the Student Affairs Administrator, Bonnie Kanter, at bonniek@uchicago.edu.