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

Artists’ Salon

The Artists' Salon at the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality seeks to showcase artists creating innovative work focusing, in diverse ways, and in diverse media, on gender and sexuality. The Artists' Salon provides the Center with a serious and thought-provoking exhibition gallery space where artwork is on display for students, faculty, and artists alike to enjoy and discuss together. The Artists' Salon exhibits work from both established artists, such as in the 2012 Alison Bechdel show “Fevered Archives,” and from up and coming artists in the Chicago area and elsewhere. By making the Center a place to interact with art on campus, we also hope to start conversations about feminist art and artmaking with members of the vital Chicago art community outside of campus, creating connections between students, faculty, and practitioners around issues of gender and sexuality.

On “Fevered Archives”:
Windy City Media Group
Chicago Maroon