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Events This Week
IPRH Now: 2nd Annual Work-In
December 5 | 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. (Please note time change) | Levis Faculty Center (919 W. Illinois, Urbana, IL)
IPRH is hosting our second annual Work-In this year, designed to showcase the local work being done in response to current events by people and organizations dedicated to social justice and equity issues and to help faculty, students, staff and community members join in those efforts. Building off of last year’s Work-In that was held in the wake of the 2016 election, this year’s Work-In seeks to address the question of how do we make change in the context of contemporary events?




December Speaker
Professor Madhu Viswanathan
Diane and Steven N. Miller Centennial Chair of Business

Wednesday, Dec. 6
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.

Upcoming Events

The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II: The massacre of Nanjing

Saturday, Dec. 16
Levis Faculty Center, 3rd Floor
919 W. Illinois Street, Urbana

Faculty Affiliate News

Kathyrn Anthony, Professor of Architecture and WGGP Faculty Affiliate, appeared in the Chicago Tribune recently discussed gender issues in Design.  Full article available at


To learn more about about our Faculty Affiliates, please our people page


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


Alumni Spotlight

Annie Contractor
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Alumnna

GRID Minor, 2015
Master's in Urban and Regional Planning, 2015

Current Position

My current position is Special Projects Manager for Wyoming-based nonprofit, "Climb Wyoming"

See full interview here

Spring 2018 Courses


WGGP Spring 2018 Course Electives List NOW Available

Go to course page


Spring 2018 Course List pdf

WGGP Courses

WGGP 581 Gender Relations & International Development (64395) credit: 4 hours.

Interdisciplinary seminar examining theoretical and empirical research on gender and the transformation of social and economic structures. Students will develop a comparative perspective on issues of women and public policy by contrasting and comparing such policies in North and South America, Eastern and Western Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Same as GWS 512 and SOCW 581.

Course will be held Thursdays 2:00-4:50pm

For more information about the GRID Course or the GRID Minor, please contact Anita Kaiser at


GLBL 340 Global Health: Policy & Governance credit: 3 hours.
Identifies central and emerging global health issues and analyzes them through the lenses of governance, policy and gender. Focuses on structural, policy, and institutional perspectives on global health, with emphasis on how decisions are influenced and made. Prerequisite: GLBL 240 or consent of instructor.

63807 Lecture-Discussion
A 11:00 AM- 12:15 PM   Tuesday/Thursday                 330 - Armory              

In this course, we use a set of interdisciplinary readings and discussions to identify central and emerging issues in the study of global health and analyze them through the lenses of governance, policy and gender. We focus on structural, policy, and institutional perspectives on global health, with emphasis on how decisions are influenced and made. Pre-req: GLBL 240 or consent of instructor.

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 WGGP and LAS Global Studies


Certificate Description

LAS Global Studies, in conjunction with Women and Gender in Global Perspectives (WGGP) is offering a Certificate in Global Health. 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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