2000 grads

The first graduating class of Gender Studies majors in 2000

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


Students participate in a classroom discussion at CSGS

Community room

The Community Room at 5733 S University

center door

Center entrance

2011 fellows

CSGS Fellows in 2011

5733 exterior

The exterior of 5733 S University

Student question

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


CSGS hosts guest lectures, conferences, workshops, seminars, art exhibits, film screenings and social events throughout the year. Our annual lectures feature distinguished faculty and alumnae/i from the University of Chicago discussing their current work. The Center runs a number of projects and series that create an ongoing conversation about crucial topics and critical areas of study in gender and sexuality. We partner with faculty and students as well as other campus centers, departments, student groups, community organizations and Chicago cultural institutions to provide even more opportunities to discuss gender and sexuality in various contexts.

You are invited to attend any of our events that spark an interest. All of our events are held on site at 5733 South University, free, and open to the public unless noted otherwise in the calendar listing.

See the CSGS Events Calendar for upcoming events and we hope to see you soon!