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Spring 2018 ♦  February 26, 2018 ♦  View Past Newsletters

This Week

WGGP Faculty Affiliate Talk with Dr. Faye Harrison


 Keynote speaker: Associate Professor Pernille Ipsen

Women's and Gender History Symposium

Friday, March 2
Levis Faculty Center
919 W. Illinois Street, Urbana
More information here
Co-sponsored by WGGP



YMCA Friday Forum:
The Compounding American Moral Debt

Speaker: Jason Patterson

Friday, Mar. 2
University YMCA Latzer Hall
1001 S. Wright Street, C.
More information here
Co-sponsored by WGGP

Upcoming Events

March Speaker
Professor Ann Abbott
Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Wednesday, Mar. 7
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.



International Women's Day 2018

"12 Women Who Changed the World: Untold Stories"

Thursday, March 8th

Room 210 Illini Union

12 Illinois faculty tell the 5 minute story of a woman in his or her discipline that changed the field in important ways.






Thesis Office Spring Workshop Series

The Thesis Office is sponsoring a series of workshops for students that relate to various stages of the thesis process. Our Spring 2018 workshops include:

  • Formatting and Proofreading Your Thesis
  • Copyright and Your Thesis
  • Depositing Your Thesis
  • Navigating Dissertation to Book

Please encourage any interested students to attend. You can learn more about the Thesis Tools Workshops here.

We are also happy to provide customized workshops that can be requested by departments, faculty, and student groups. The topics discussed include an introduction to the thesis process, thesis format review, and thesis deposit. Additionally, we are happy to work with you to adapt any workshop topics to meet your needs. Visit our website to learn more and please email to schedule a workshop.




MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2018.





Call for Nominations


The International Association for Feminist Economics announces The Suraj Mal and Shyama Devi Agarwal Book Prize to be awarded biennially for a work of original scholarship in the field of feminist economics.
The prize has been established by Bina Agarwal (IAFFE’s first President from the Global South) to honor her late parents, who, throughout their lives and with great generosity, supported young women to pursue their dreams of higher education, and chart out a path of intellectual excellence.
The prize will recognize books that demonstrate new pathways in theory, methodology, empirical analysis, or policy, on any aspect of gender and the economy, and relating to any part of the world. All books in English, including interdisciplinary ones, but within the broad ambit of gender and the economy, will be considered, regardless of the author’s disciplinary background. Single or dual-authored books are eligible, but not multi-authored or edited volumes, or textbooks.
The prize will carry an honorarium of $1000 and a citation describing the book’s merits. An additional amount (up to $1500) will be available to cover the prizewinner’s expenses to attend the award ceremony at the IAFFE annual conference. The prizewinner will be invited to make a presentation or participate in a conference event on the book’s subject. For a dual-authored book, the prize will be split between authors, and the travel support shared.
For the inaugural prize, to be awarded at the 2019 IAFFE Annual Conference, books published in the calendar years 2016 and 2017 are eligible. Nominators can be publishers, authors, or other interested parties. For more information regarding the nomination process and to download the Nomination form go to



March 15, 2018 –Deadline for receiving the books

Agarwal Prize Contact Person

Andrea Collins
Business Manager & Conference Coordinator
International Association for Feminist Economics   Fax: +1 866 257 8304

Faculty Affiliate News

WGGP Faculty Affiliate, Kate Clancy, speaks on the "Me Too" movement

Professor Kate Clancy, Department of Anthropology, discussed the "Me Too" movement  and workplace training with WCBU 89.9 Peoria Public Radio.  More information available here.

To learn more about Professor Clancy, visit webpage

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.

WGGP Alumni Spotlight Series

Lauren Tobey
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Alumnna

GRID Minor, 2002
Master's in Human Nutrition, 2005

Current Position

Professor of Practice, Statewide Nutrition Coordinator, Oregon State University Extension Service

See full interview here

WGGP Gender Relations in International Development Graduate Minor

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

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.

The Certificate in Global Health will prepare students to engage with issues and problems in global health policy, access, and delivery.

Learn more here

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