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Women's and Gender Studies

Roosevelt University's Women's and Gender Studies (WGS) Program in Chicago emphasizes an interdisciplinary framework in which students explore and synthesize multiple perspectives on historical and contemporary issues concerning women, gender, and sexuality. This interdisciplinary approach stresses intersectional analysis of gender and sexuality in relation to race, ethnicity, class, culture, nationality, ability, and other factors that shape experiences, identities, cultural productions, and ways of knowing.   

Contact: Ellen O'Brien
Associate Professor, Women's and Gender Studies and English
Director, Women's and Gender Studies Program
(312) 341-3723 or

Annual Symposium

"(En)gendering Social Justice: A Symposium for Undergraduate Student Work in Women’s and Gender Studies"

Symposium Details

2014 WGS Writing and Activism Awards 

The Women's and Gender Studies Program announces its annual awards for student activism and student writing. We seek to recognize:

  • Outstanding student activism that has made an impact on issues relevant to women's and gender studies by an undergraduate WGS minor, a WGS MA student, or a WGS Credential student.
  • Outstanding student writing on any topic relevant to the field of women's and gender studies, produced in an undergraduate or graduate WGS course (core or cross-listed) during the 2013-2014 academic year, including MA theses, capstone projects, and internships. Student writing presented at the annual WGS Symposium for Undergraduate Work is also eligible for this award.

The deadline for submissions is April 11, 2014.
Writing Award Submission Details
Activism Award Submission Details