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

Student Series

Feminist/Queer Praxis (FQP)

The Feminist/Queer Praxis series, aimed at undergraduate audiences, brings artists, activists, scholars, and professionals to CSGS to talk about their work in the world as people committed to queer and feminist values and action. Previous speakers have included Amber Hollibaugh, a long time activist for economic justice, sexual liberation and LGBTQ human rights and author of My Dangerous Desires: a queer girl dreaming her way home; Jessica Halem, comedian and feminist/queer activist who served as a University of Chicago CAPS counselor and RH in the 90s; and SISTER SPIT, lesbian-feminist spoken-word and performance art collective.


Students are encouraged to attend the Center's Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop (GSSW) and graduate students are welcome to attend and participate in the Gender and Sexuality Studies Working Group. Click for more information on the workshop and working group.