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

Classroom

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

Graduate Teaching Opportunities

All deadlines are Monday, April 11, except where noted.

Problems in the Study of Gender Co-teaching Positions

Description: Applicants may be from any University of Chicago doctoral program and should have strong backgrounds in gender and sexuality studies. The student co-teacher must be at least a third year graduate student and have passed departmental preliminary exams (or the equivalent) by October 1, 2016. The teaching arrangement in each of these sections is to be determined by individual faculty. Please see more detailed information by clicking on Problems in the Study of Gender Co-teaching.

Gender and Sexuality in World Civilizations Teaching Internship

Deadline: April 30, 2016

Description: An internship in this sequence is a one quarter commitment. The intern must be at least a third year graduate student at the University of Chicago; interns may come from any department, but must be working in an area of study related to the subject matter covered in the sequence. Teaching interns will assist faculty with various aspects of instruction as preparation for the possibility of teaching their own section in the years following. There will be four sections of GSWC in 2016-17; students should apply through the College by clicking here.

Theories of Gender and Sexuality Co-Teaching Position

Deadline: April 18, 2016

Description: “Theories of Gender and Sexuality” is a new one-quarter seminar-style introductory course for undergraduates. It is a program requirement for Gender and Sexuality Studies majors and minors. Its aim is triple: to engage scenes and concepts central to the interdisciplinary study of gender and sexuality; to provide familiarity with key theoretical anchors for that study; and to provide skills for deriving the theoretical bases of any kind of method. Students will produce descriptive, argumentative, and experimental engagements with theory and its scenes as the quarter progresses. Prior course experience in gender/sexuality studies (by way of the Civilization Core or other coursework) is strongly advised.

Applicants may come from any doctoral program but must be at least third year students and have passed departmental preliminary exams (or the equivalent) by October 1, 2016. Preference will be given to applicants who have taken the graduate-level course “Advanced Theories in Gender and Sexuality.” Please see more detailed information by clicking on Theories Co-Teaching Position.

Advanced Theories of Gender and Sexuality Co-teaching Position

Description: Applicants may be from any University of Chicago doctoral program and should have strong backgrounds in gender and sexuality studies. The student co-teacher must be at least a third year graduate student and have passed departmental preliminary exams (or the equivalent) by October 1, 2016. The teaching arrangement in each of these sections is to be determined by individual faculty. Please see more detailed information and the application form by clicking on Advanced Theories Co-Teaching.

B.A. Preceptorship

Deadline: April 18, 2016

Description: Preceptors teach a two quarter-long course (in Autumn and Winter Quarters) in feminist/gender/sexuality issues and help students through their paper drafts in Spring Quarter. Applicants may come from any doctoral program but must be at least third year students and have passed departmental preliminary exams (or the equivalent) by October 1, 2016. Preference will be given to applicants who have taught or interned for a GSS course. To access the Preceptorship 2016-17 application form and instructions, please click on Preceptors teach a two quarter-long course (in Autumn and Winter Quarters) in feminist/gender/sexuality issues and help students through their paper drafts in Spring Quarter. Applicants may come from any doctoral program but must be at least third year students and have passed departmental preliminary exams (or the equivalent) by October 1, 2016. Preference will be given to applicants who have taught or interned for a GSS course. To access the Preceptorship 2016-17 application form and instructions, please click here.

Free-standing Course Lectureships

Description: Free-standing courses should address topics related to gender and/or sexuality and be generally accessible to undergraduates in all majors. Applicants may be from any division or professional school. Students applying to teach must have passed their preliminary examinations by October 1, 2016. Please see more detailed information by clicking on Free-standing Course Lectureship.

Free-standing Team-Taught Course Lectureships

Description: In 2016-17, CSGS will fund at least one Free-Standing Course in the College to be team-taught by two graduate students, who will apply jointly. Courses significantly engaged with feminist, queer, trans*, or other refractions of gender and sexuality theory will be especially welcomed. They can be generic -- as in a focused Queer Theory course, for example -- or they might cut a topical swath through an interdisciplinary question. We are especially interested that the course and the teachers represent interdisciplinary training, and we will prioritize that in our evaluation of proposals. Please see further detailed information by clicking on Free-standing Team-Taught Course Lectureship.