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Fall 2018 ♦  September 24, 2018 ♦  View Past Newsletters


New Weekly Social Media Series #WomenInHistoryWednesday

Last week we kicked off our new weekly social media series #WomenInHistoryWednesday

This series will be displayed every Wednesday on our website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

These women have all had a significant influence at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Starting with #150, we have Zahra Mohaghegh. Zahra joined the College of Engineering’s NPRE department in 2012. For a brief description, visit

Events This Week

"Globalizing Knowledge: Debate on the Meaning of Global/GLobalizing Knowledge"
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Main Library, Room 106



YMCA Friday Forum:
"Reframing and Rethinking Global Development"

Speaker: Dr. Assata Zerai

Friday, Sep. 28
University YMCA Latzer Hall
1001 S. Wright Street, C.
More information here
Co-sponsored by WGGP


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

Upcoming Events
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 Affiliate, Tami Bond, featured in "Women and Ideas in Engineering: Twelve Stories  from Illinois" co-written by Laura Hahn and Angela Wolters.

More about the book and other remarkable stories of women and engineering at Illinois, visit\womenengineers


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.

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

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