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Fall 2018 ♦  September 17, 2018 ♦  View Past Newsletters


WGGP in on LinkedIn

WGGP is now on LinkedIn

WGGP has a LinkedIn company page that you can now add your WGGP connection as a faculty affiliate, student, or alumni.  Our company page is

or once you login to your LinkedIn account, search

"Women & Gender in Global Perspectives Program"

We also have a WGGP LinkedIn Group

This group will serve as a networking platform for our current students, affiliates, and our alumni. Please feel free to join the group and start making connections.

Please feel free to join either from the WGGP Company Page or directly at

Events This Week

"100 Years of Women's Suffrage: Women in Europe Today"
Thursday, September 18, 2018
Room 345 Armory Building
Light refreshments will be served.

A videoconference series from the European Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh

Sponsored by: European Union Center
Co-sponsored by: WGGP and Women's Resources Center


Upcoming Events

The Legacy of Project 500 at 50

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Project 500 with a weekend of commemorative events

Sep. 27-29, 2018

For more information and registration, please visit


Mary Ramier Grant for Undergraduate Women; Deadline Oct. 1

The Mary Ramier Grant is set up to inspire undergraduate women to develop as successful leaders, activists, and professionals.  Mary Ramier, a 1923 graduate of the University of Illinois, was an attorney and activist from Indianapolis, IN.   She was remembered for tackling problems in her Irvington neighborhood, including a petition drive that led to much-needed urban renovation.  She also worked at the national level as an attorney and officer for the Mortar Board National Senior Women’s Honorary.

The grant will be awarded competitively and can be used to

  • Support research
    • research travel
    • research materials such as books, recording equipment, etc.
    • conference travel
  • Creative projects such as, but not limited to
    • zines
    • films
    • plays
  • Field trips that are related to gender and women’s studies
  • Other activities that promote the advancement of women 

Awards are usually between $50 and $500.  The Gender and Women’s Studies awards committee will determine the amount and number of awards per year based on the merit of individual proposals and financial need.  Money will not be awarded for tuition costs or living expenses.   

Requirements: All undergraduate women in good standing are eligible to apply.  Applicants should fill out an application form, and include the name of a faculty member who might be called for reference. 

Fall Semester Deadline:                    October 1

The application form can also be accessed at:

Alumni Spotlight

Isabel Scarborough
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Alumnna

GRID Minor, 2012
PhD in Sociocultural Anthropology, 2012

Current Position

My current position is Associate Professor of Anthropology, and Program Director of Anthropology and Sociology, Parkland College, Champaign, Illinois

See full interview here



Faculty Affiliate News

Faculty Affiliates and GRID Students are welcome to send award and
publication updates to be included in future newsletters.


If 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 and critically evaluate human development issues in research and policy analysis, as well as in daily life. As of 2018, GRID Alumni have come from 35 departments across campus and 50 different countries.


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 2018

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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