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

Graduate Certificate in Gender and Sexuality Studies

We are proud to offer a Graduate Certificate in Gender and Sexuality Studies to any University of Chicago doctoral student, MAPSS student, MSW student or Masters student in the Divinity School.

If you are interested in the Certificate, please fill in this form.

The Gender and Sexuality Studies Certificate has 4 major components:

  1. A graduate-level foundation course in gender and sexuality theory. Approved courses for 2021-22 are listed below;
  2. Three additional GNSE courses (cross-listed courses or equivalent pre-approved non-cross listed courses);
  3. A major research paper with a substantial gender/sexuality component; and
  4. Attendance at a minimum of 6 Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshops. Sign up to receive papers in advance of the workshops here.

All courses must be taken for a “quality grade,” i.e., not an R or a P.

Questions? Please contact Bonnie Kanter – bonniek@uchicago.edu.

Approved Foundation Courses for 2021-22:

  • GNSE 30106 Capitalism, Gender and Intimate Life (Autumn 2021)
  • GNSE 46104 Ecstasy (Autumn 2021)
  • GNSE 31400 Advanced Theories of Gender and Sexuality (Winter 2022)