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Spring 2018 ♦  April 30, 2018 ♦  View Past Newsletters

WGGP Spring Reception
2018-19 WGGP Awardees Announced

A new position for an Africanist interested in gender and environment at the International Livestock Research Institute.  Closing date is May 13th.  Full information available at ILRI Vacancy


WGGP GRID Alumnnus, Pronoy Rai, has new journal publication in Geoforum, "The Labor of social change: Seasonal labor migration and social change in rural western India"


The International Safety and Security team in Illinois International is pleased to announce the launch of the Safety Abroad website ( The primary goal was to provide detailed information, resources, and tips to students, faculty, and staff traveling abroad on University-related programs or activities while effectively presenting the services provided by the International Safety and Security team.

Topics covered include:

  • University travel policies
  • International Insurance registration and use
  • Training and resources for students and program leaders
  • Safety and wellness tips
  • Emergency response resources for travelers and incident management steps for program leaders

The site also features a responsive design and is optimized for low-bandwidth connections.

Faculty Affiliate News

Great to see WGGP Faculty Affiliates recognized through the ACES Illinois Spring awards. Prof. Mary Arends-Kuenning received Faculty Award for Global Impact and Prof. Paul McNamara & team received Team Award for Excellence.

Full list at


WGGP faculty affiliates Trevor Birkenholtz and Tom Bassett being honoured with the American Association of Geographers’ 2017 and 2018 Robert McC. Netting Awards, respectively.  More information available here


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 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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