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

Academic Programs

Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Chicago encompasses diverse disciplines, modes of inquiry, and objects of knowledge. As the Center continually seeks to meet the needs of interested students, there are a number of options for undergraduate and graduate students to incorporate the study of gender and sexuality into their curriculum.

Undergraduates can choose to complete a major or minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies, while PhD students who have completed the required course work, written a research paper or thesis chapter, and participated in the Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop will earn a Graduate Certificate. We sponsor workshops, lectures and symposia of interest to undergraduate and graduate students. We also encourage and support graduate student initiatives for conferences and speakers. Each year, the Center offers two CSGS Dissertation Fellowships, one CSRPC-CSGS Dissertation Fellowship, and four or five CSGS Residential Fellowships. Further, the Center can provide some research support when funds are available.