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Fall 2017 ♦  October 2, 2017 ♦  View Past Newsletters


Events This Week


October Speaker
Professor Wynne Korr
School of Social Work

Wednesday, Oct. 4
345 Armory Building,
505 E. Armory Avenue, C.
Light refreshments will be served




Each monthly event will offer a short presentation from our featured speaker about his/her research and work and then allow time to visit with faculty and graduate student to share ideas and meet others from across campus.


YMCA Friday Forum:
Threats to National Parks

Speaker: Dr. Robert Pahre, Political Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Friday, Oct. 6
University YMCA Latzer Hall
1001 S. Wright Street, C.
Free lunch

More information here
Co-sponsored by WGGP


One Book One Campus Author Lecture
Speaker: G. Willow Wilson
Author of Ms. Marvel #1: No Normal

Friday, Oct. 6
Illini Union Ballroom

This free public lecture will be hosted in the Illini Union Ballroom. An informal reception and book signing, including refreshments, will immediately follow the lecture.


LAS Career Symposium
Learn from LAS Alumni Trailblazers

Saturday, Oct. 7

Illini Rooms at the Illini Union

Registration fee is $10, which includes lunch. Registration deadline is Oct. 1

For more information, visit

Upcoming Events

From Allies to Comrades

Speaker: Jodi Dean (Hobart and William Smith)

Monday, Oct. 9
ACES Heritage Room, 1101 S. Goodwin Ave.


How should those on the same side of a political struggle relate to each other? This talk looks at the figure of the comrade in various languages and movements to find a model for political relation today. Anyone, but not everyone can be a comrade.

Jodi Dean is the Donald R. Harter '39 Chair of Humanities and Social Sciences at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY. She is the author and editor of twelve books, including Democracy and Other Neoliberal Fantasies (2009), Blog Theory (2010), The Communist Horizon, and Crowds and Party(2016).

From Allies to Comrades is organized by the Collaborative for the Critical Study of Technology at the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory. The event is co-sponsored by Anthropology, Center for Global Studies, English, Media and Cinema Studies, and Women and Gender in Global Perspectives. 


Hot Topics: Social Justice Dialogues
Domestic Violence and Sanctuary Cities

Monday, Oct. 9
616 E. Green Street, Suite 202

Moderated by: Meagan Smith Co-director of Three Spinners





Lunch Symposium on Colleen Murphy's

The Conceptual Foundations of
Transitional Justice

(Cambridge University Press, 2017)

Monday, October 23
Max Rowe Auditorium, Law Building
(Lunch will be served to all participants beginning at 11:45am)


WGGP Fall Calendar of Events



Full list of WGGP sponsored and co-sponsored events is available at

Faculty Affiliate News


WGGP Faculty Affiliate, Rebekah Niblock, College of Law and Staff Attorney at The Immigration Project

Rebekah will talk at the upcoming Hot Topics: Social Justice Dialogues on Domestic Violence and Sanctuary Cities which will be held October 9th at 7pm at the Women's Resources Center, 616 E. Green Street, Suite 202.


To learn more about our faculty affiliates, please visit here

If you are a WGGP Faculty Affiliate and you have news to share, please contact Anita Kaiser at or (217) 333-6221.

Alumni Spotlight

Bruna Romero-Melgar
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Alumnna

GRID Minor, 2014
Master's in Economics, 2014

Current Position

My current position is Managing Director of Girls in Tech Bolivia located in Santa Cruz, Bolivia

See full interview here


WGGP will host the next monthly Coffee Hour on November 1st. 

Each month will bring a featured speaker and will allow time for faculty members and graduate students to talk about research and current events.

WGGP Graduate Minor and Undergraduate Certificate

WGGP offers a graduate minor in Gender Relations in International Development (GRID). The GRID interdisciplinary minor is designed to give students the analytical and empirical skills needed to address global human security and gender equity issues in research and policy analysis, as well as daily life. In this age of global economic transformation, it is especially necessary for researchers and practitioners to examine who gains and who loses from new policies, to assess the disparities in the impacts of reforms on women, men, and children, and to study the successful strategies and policies that appear.

To learn more about the GRID minor, please contact Anita Kaiser at or by phone at 333-6221.



Certificate in

Global Health

Joint with WGGP and LAS Global Studies

GLBL 240 and GLBL 440 are both offered Fall 2017

Certificate Description

LAS Global Studies, in conjunction with Women and Gender in Global Perspectives (WGGP) is offering a Certificate in Global Health beginning Fall 2015. This certificate is open to all undergraduate majors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

More information about the Global Health Certificate including upcoming information sessions is available here.

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