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Fall 2018 ♦  October 8, 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 ! #WomenInHistoryWomen. Due to her recent visit, our #WomenInHistoryWednesday is a Political Science PhD, Swarna Rajagopalan. She received her doctorate from UIUC in 1998. Now, based in Chennai, India, runs the non-profit - @prajnya.

WGGP Faculty Affiliate, Rebecca Sandefur, named 2018 MacArthur Fellow



WGGP Faculty Affiliate, Rebecca Sanderfur, names as 2018 MacArthur Fellow.  Full details availalble at

Events This Week

CAS Associates and Fellows Noonhour Presentations:

"An Idle, Lazy Race of People: Colonialism and the Modern Work Ethic"

Speaker: Emanuel Rota, Department of French and Italian

Wednesday, Oct. 10
Music Room
Levis Faculty Center, Suite 200



"The 'Right to City': A Genealogical Geography of the Sappic Caberat, Paris 1930-1960"

Speaker: Professor Tamara Chaplin

Thursday, October 11th
Foreign Languages Building 1080
Co-sponsored by WGGP


YMCA Friday Forum:
"Reframing and Rethinking Global Development"

Speaker: Dr. Maimouna Barro

Friday, Oct. 12
University YMCA Latzer Hall
1001 S. Wright Street, C.
More information here
Co-sponsored by WGGP

Upcoming Events

Truman Scholarship Informational Events

Are you concerned about issues facing your community, campus or country, and are you actively working to make change?  The prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship program is looking for the academically strong student who has a passion for public service.

Evaluators look for leadership ability, potential for influencing public policies, community service and extracurricular involvement, strong academic performance, and potential to perform well in a graduate school program. It awards $30,000 merit-based scholarships to U.S. citizen college students who wish to attend graduate school in preparation for careers in public service.  Public service includes a wide array of career possibilities, such as public health; local, state, or federal government; educational policy; international relations; conservation; and environmental protection. Candidates should be able to demonstrate leadership experiences in campus and community service activities.

Truman Scholars have pursued many fields of study, such as agriculture, engineering, economics, education, government, history, international relations, law, political science, public administration, and public health. Scholars are required to work in public service for three of the seven years following completion of a Foundation funded graduate degree program as a condition of receiving funding. 

The University of Illinois may nominate up to four students for the Truman Scholarship.  If you are interested in applying, please plan to attend our informational sessions: 

Truman Scholarship Information Session

Thursday, October 11th, 3:30-4:30 pm

514 Illini Union Bookstore

Truman Scholarship Writing Workshop

Friday, October 12th, 3:00-4:00 pm

514 Illini Union Bookstore

For more information, contact the scholarships office at or visit our website at 


Donald and Barbara Smalley Graduate Research Fellowship-Nov. 1 deadline

Spring and Summer 2019

The Department of Gender and Women’s Studies will award a Graduate Research Fellowship in the amount of $12,000 for the period of January 15 to June 30.  The fellowship carries a tuition and fee waiver. 

The recipient of the Smalley Fellowship in Gender and Women’s Studies must be:

1) A Ph.D. student in good standing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours for spring and 4 hours for Summer II.

2) Pursuing a graduate minor in Gender and Women’s Studies or Queer Studies.

3) Currently working on a dissertation which shows promise of making an important and original contribution to the field of Gender, Women’s, and/or Sexuality Studies.


Preference will be given to applicants who are ABD and who are in enrolled LAS Programs, but students from other colleges are eligible to apply.

The recipient of the Smalley Fellowship will give a public lecture based on their dissertation research.

To apply for the Smalley Fellowship in Gender and Women’s Studies, please send the following materials:

Letter of application

Curriculum vitae

Dissertation abstract (200-300 words)

Dissertation proposal (8-10 pages max)

Letter of support from dissertation director

Applications and letters should be sent electronically to:


Library Services and Office Hours: Fall 2018

This is a reminder of the services I offer as Gender Studies and Multicultural Services Librarian:

  • Orientation to library resources for students in your classes. I can come for 5 minutes to introduce myself; meet with your class during a regular session; create an online guide for the class.  Please feel free to put my contact information in your syllabi 333-7998  100 Main Library
  • Consultation to support your research and teaching needs
  • Purchasing resources for the collections
  • Individual assistance to your undergraduate and graduate students

I am holding office hours this fall on Fridays. 11 am to 12 noon, Gender and Women’s Studies (1205 West Nevada Street)

Contact me anytime to set up an appointment in your office, my office, or for your class. And let students know about me.  I love meeting with them.



Cindy Ingold
Gender Studies and Multicultural Services Librarian
Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library
University of Illinois


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.

WGGP Spring 2019 Course List Available

The WGGP Spring 2019 Course List is available at




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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