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Fall 2018 ♦  October 1, 2018 ♦  View Past Newsletters


New Weekly Social Media Series #WomenInHistoryWednesday


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

Happy ! Today we’re focusing on Rebecca Ginsburg. She came to UIUC in 2004 as an assistant prof. She’s currently the director of the Education Justice Project, a college-in-prison program that provides academics to the incarcerated.

Events This Week

YMCA Friday Forum:
"Reframing and Rethinking Global Development"

Speaker: Christian Kamara

Friday, Oct. 5
University YMCA Latzer Hall
1001 S. Wright Street, C.
More information here
Co-sponsored by WGGP

Upcoming Events

J-PAL Global Gender Sector looking for student workers

J-PAL at MIT is searching for 2-3 PhD or Master’s students to work on a women’s agency literature review. We are hiring for 500-800 hours of work per student at $25-30 per hour to be completed around October 2019. We are looking for students to start this fall, but open to delaying the start date to January for the right candidates. Info about the positions and how to apply here: PhD or Master's.


Mikaela Rabb, Policy Associate
Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) | MIT  
Office: +1 (617) 258-6021  |
Pronouns: she/her/hers


Critical Language Scholarship Information Session, Thurs, Oct. 4th, 3:30-4:30pm

The Critical Language Scholarship, from the U.S. Department of State, is a fully-funded, intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students.  The CLS institutes cover one academic year of university-level language coursework in 8 to 10 weeks over the summer, and include cultural programming, local language partners, and excursions.  Participants receive academic credit at their U.S. institutions.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens at least 18 years of age and enrolled in a degree-granting program at the undergraduate or graduate level.  For more information, please visit:  A list of eligible languages is available here.

Our advisors, who have served as national-level CLS reviewers, will provide an overview of the program and give you helpful guidance on how to put together a competitive application.

If you would like to learn more, please join us:

Critical Language Scholarship Information Session

Thursday, October 4th, 3:30-4:30 pm

514 Illini Union Bookstore (807 S. Wright St. Floor 5)

Hosted by the National and International Scholarships Program

For more information, contact the National and International Scholarships Program at or visit our website 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



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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