Exterior at night

The Center at night

Side Entrance

The entrance of the CSGS

Heather Love audience

The audience listens as Lauren Berlant introduces Heather Love in 2014

Class discussion

Students participate in a classroom discussion at the Center

Héctor Carrillo

Héctor Carrillo talks with students after his book talk in 2018

Joan Scott

Joan Scott speaking at the Center in 2017


Students listen to panelists present in 2017

Community room

The Community Room at 5733 S University

center door

Center entrance

5733 exterior

The exterior of 5733 S University

Bhanu Kapil

Poet Bhanu Kapil at the Center in 2016


The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality seeks to integrate the innovations of the last fifty years in the study of women, gender, and sexuality into the core research and teaching mission of the University of Chicago by advancing new forms of interdisciplinary knowledge that connect academic learning to worldly problems and contexts. We are a resource for the University of Chicago community about issues pertaining to gender and sexuality, and we seek to bridge research and academic coursework with student development, leadership, and coalition building.

In addition to sponsoring faculty research projects, conferences, and exhibits, the Center hosts faculty projects, postdoctoral fellows, and visiting scholars. The Center offers a major and minor degree in gender and sexuality studies, a two-quarter sequence in the College Core curriculum, Gender & Sexuality in World Civilizations, a wide range of course offerings, as well as opportunities for internships and research. Graduate student offerings include a certificate in gender and sexuality studies, workshops, teaching opportunities, and dissertation and residential fellowships. The Center aims to engage scholars both within and outside the University and to facilitate new conversations across existing academic disciplines and beyond.