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 the Graduate Certificate in Gender and Sexuality Studies to any University of Chicago doctoral student, MAPSS student or Masters student in the Divinity School, who has completed the following requirements:

  • A graduate-level foundation course in gender and sexuality theory. The following courses will automatically be approved in 2020-21. Equivalent substitutes may be granted and should be requested prior to taking the course.
    • GNSE 38775 Racial Melancholia (Autumn 2020)
    • GNSE 30104 Queer Theology and Queer of Color Critique (Winter 2021)
    • GNSE 30106 Capitalism, Gender, and Intimate Life (Winter 2021)
    • GNSE 31400 Advanced Theories of Gender and Sexuality (Winter 2021)
    • GNSE 52802 Politics of Intimacy (Winter 2021)
    • SSAD 40405 Relational Cultural Theory and Feminist Theories (Winter 2021 - For SSA students only)
    • GNSE 30107 Queer and Trans Cinema and Media (Spring 2021)
    • GNSE 33501 Gender, Sex, and Empire (Spring 2021)
    • GNSE 40315 Black Fugitivity & Fugitive Democracy: Radical Democratic Theory and Race (Spring 2021)
    • GNSE 42230 Anthropology of Motherhood (Spring 2021)
    • GNSE 45150 The Gender of Modernity (Spring 2021)
    • GNSE 46706 Global Intimacies (Spring 2021)
    • SSAD 44712 Queer Theory in Social Work Practice (Spring 2021 - for SSA students only)
  • At least three additional courses in gender and sexuality studies. These may be cross-listed courses or equivalent non-cross listed courses approved by the graduate chair.
  • A major research paper with a substantial gender/sexuality component.
  • Participation in the Gender & Sexualities Studies Workshop.

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

Students wishing to receive the certificate should submit evidence of having fulfilled the requirements for approval to the Student Affairs Administrator, Bonnie Kanter, at bonniek@uchicago.edu.