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

Contexts of Coalition

Project Director: Chase Joynt, Postdoctoral Scholar, Sociology and CSGS

Coalitional politics and strategies have long been foundational tenets of community-based activist initiatives, and inspired the creation of interdisciplinary pedagogies. Contexts of Coalition invites activists and artists working on the vanguard of social issues to give public talks and lead practice-based workshops at CSGS for interested participants. Invited guests include ACLU Staff Attorney Chase Strangio, artist and activist Syrus Marcus Ware, and Amin Husain and Nitasha Dhillon from the MTL collective.

Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, November 7: What Can the Law do for LGBT Rights? A conversation with ACLU's Chase Strangio
    Please join us for a conversation with Chase Strangio about the role of the law in shaping public conversations about trans bodies and lives and the constraints and possibilities inherent in advocacy strategies and narratives.

    Chase Strangio is a staff attorney with ACLU's LGBT and HIV Project. As a voice at the forefront of litigation and public debate about recently-released political prisoner Chelsea Manning, and current high-school student Gavin Grimm – the lead plaintiff in the trans student case taken to the U.S. Supreme Court – Strangio is a frequent guest on Democracy Now! and National Public Radio, and contributor to Huffington Post and Slate. Chase is also currently co-counsel in the ACLU's lawsuit against President Trump's ban on transgender individuals in the military and in the organization's lawsuit against North Carolina's infamous anti-trans laws, HB2 and HB142.