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 Teaching

2023-24 Opportunities

PhD students from all divisions and professional schools are invited to apply to one of our teaching positions. All applicants must have completed their preliminary exams (or equivalent) by October 1, 2023. In addition to completing a series of application questions, you will be asked for the following additional materials:

  • A two-page curriculum vitae
  • A cover letter addressing your qualifications to teach/co-teach a course in Gender and Sexuality
  • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member who can speak to your teaching abilities (you’ll supply their email address on the application).
  • Contact information from someone in your department who can confirm your eligibility to teach this course.

Interviews of short-listed applicants (via Zoom or in person) may be required. Contact Bonnie Kanter at bonniek@uchicago.edu with any questions.

CSGS Free Standing Course

In 2023-24, CSGS will fund at least two Free-Standing Courses. Courses significantly engaged with feminist, queer, trans*, or other refractions of gender and sexuality theory are welcomed. They can be generic -- as in a focused Queer Theory course, for example -- or they might cut a topical swath through an interdisciplinary question. As examples, Gender and Sexuality Studies majors and minors have expressed interest in gender and sexuality studies in relation to race/ethnicity, urban studies, medicine and law. In addition to the materials mentioned above, you will be asked for a detailed course syllabus to be uploaded with your application.

Compensation information: If you matriculated before 2016 you are not eligible to lecture if you have completed your GAI points. If you matriculated Aut. 2016 or later you must check with your department about your eligibility to teach a course. If you are eligible and your course is selected you will receive a $2,000 bonus in the quarter you teach your class.


Teaching Internship in Gender and Sexuality in World Civ (applications managed by the College)

Are you a graduate student interested in engaging topics of gender/sexuality in your future teaching? An internship in Gender and Sexuality in World Civilizations (a core sequence for undergraduates) is the perfect place to start.  Interns may come from any department, but must be working in an area of study related to the subject matter covered in the sequence. Teaching interns commit to one quarter (either Autumn or Winter) and will assist faculty with various aspects of instruction as preparation for the possibility of teaching their own section in the years following. More details on the responsibilities are available on the SSCD website.