About the Center

5733 S. University Ave.

The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at the University of Chicago was established in 1996, after a decade of faculty and student self-organization. It now consolidates work on gender and sexuality, and in feminist, gay and lesbian, and queer studies.

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Accessibility

Our building is wheelchair accessible via a ramp in front of the building on University Avenue. There are automatic doors with push pads at the front entrances of the building. The building is equipped with three gender-neutral restrooms; the first floor restroom is ADA accessible and equipped with an automatic door and push pad.

For any other questions about access accommodations, please email csgs@lists.uchicago.edu.

NEWS

Fall Programming

The Center is planning a number of exciting events for this fall, including a fall welcome reception, the return of the faculty book party, the inaugural OutStanding Speakers Series lecture, and talks on the future of abortion rights and queer literature. See our calendar for details as we finalize them or join our email list to receive our quarterly newsletter and for weekly updates.

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The Unfundable Fund for Gender & Sexuality Theory, Research, & Practice in honor of Prof. Lauren Berlant (1957-2021)

Last fall, the CSGS launched a campaign to garner immediate-use graduate student and postdoctoral research project funding, and eventually endow, The Unfundable Fund for Gender & Sexuality Research, Theory, and Practice. The name of this fund comes from Center co-founder Prof. Lauren Berlant (1957-2021), who was a tireless advocate for keeping space open for student research that presents “forms of queer we might not yet recognize.” In this spirit, the Unfundable Fund will prioritize humanistic areas of inquiry that are centered in gender and/or sexuality studies and are not easily fundable through existing mechanisms. Through this initiative, we seek to continue the crucial work of Prof. Lauren Berlant in making the Center an incubator of cutting-edge gender & sexuality research by emerging scholars.

Read a letter about the impact of Lauren’s research and teaching co-authored by Professors Debbie Nelson and Kristen Schilt. 

Please consider making your gift today to help us reach our goal.

We're Hiring!

The CSGS is looking for people with a passion for gender and sexuality studies for a variety of positions. All positions are for the 2022-23 academic year, unless otherwise noted: 

Instructional Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies (for the 2023-24 academic year) 

Assistant Instructional Professor in the Social Sciences Collegiate Division – Gender and Sexuality and Civilization Studies 

Part-time Lecturer Positions in Gender and Sexuality Studies 

Programming, Student Affairs, and Operations PATHS Intern 

Full descriptions of these positions, as well as instructions on how to apply, can be found here.

Did you know?

All UChicago college students have the opportunity to learn about the fundamental importance of gender and sexuality as analytic categories as part of their general education requirement teaching the introduction to the tools of inquiry used in every discipline. The CSGS offers several sections of a two-quarter civilization sequence taught by our faculty based in a variety of disciplines. Read more about Gender and Sexuality in World Civilizations.

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