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

Research & Faculty

The Center has gained national visibility as a dynamic and influential program doing cutting-edge research in the field. We draw on a strong network of scholars at Chicago working on gender and sexuality across the disciplines, and who come from departments, committees, and professional schools dispersed throughout the University. We share a commitment to supporting work in the study of gender and sexuality in our own, and across different, fields even when our major course offerings are not directly gender or sexuality courses, and we invite you to join us.

If you are a member of the UChicago faculty and are interested in participating in work in gender and sexuality studies, please contact Associate Director Gina Olson at golson@uchicago.edu for more information. In addition to receiving invitations to special faculty events, you may join an existing or establish a new project at the Center, apply for our annual Faculty Fellows program, teach in the Problems in Gender and Sexuality Studies sequence, crosslist your courses, assist students with relevant course research, and/or direct BA Essays, master's essays or PhD dissertations in the field of gender and sexuality studies.