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Happy This Wednesday, Let’s talk Tami Bond. Tami joined UIUC’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2003. She teaches undergrads and graduate students in her field. Bond has received many awards for her research. More info: .

Spring 2019 WGGP 581
Events This Week
Thursday November 8th, 7:00 p.m.
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory Street, Urbna

In 2003, Mrs. B. left her husband and two sons behind in North Korea and was sold into marriage. A decade later, she's running a robust trafficking business from a small farm in northern China. This film is a closely observed verite portrait of a world-weary woman who finds herself between countries, worlds, and families. The result is a powerful look at the mundane realities of life for both trafficker and trafficked, overturning cliched notions about a mysterious trade.

View a trailer of the film here.

Distributed by Icarus Films.

Sponsor: Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies
Co-sponsor: WGGP

Upcoming Events
Monday, Nov. 12nd Breaking The Silence

Wed, Nov 14, 12:00 p.m.
101 International Studies Building

Co-sponsored by: Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program (WGGP)


Are you a passionate environmentalist? Do you want to devote your career to addressing environmental concerns?

The University of Illinois seeks to nominate sophomores and juniors for the prestigious Udall Scholarship. The Udall awards $7,000 to sophomores or juniors who are taking action to address environmental concerns and are committed to a career related to the environment.

Please note that there are special awards also for Native American students interested in tribal policy or health care (no need to be related to the environment).

Students must be US citizens, US nationals, or US permanent residents. A successful applicant will have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate leadership and a commitment to service. The University of Illinois may nominate up to six students for the Udall Scholarship. The campus deadline is February 7, 2019 to be considered.

If you are interested in applying, please plan to attend our Udall informational events:  

Udall Scholarship Information Session
Thursday, November 8th, 3:30-4:30 pm
514 Illini Union Bookstore

Udall Scholarship Writing Workshop
Friday, November 9th, 3:00-4:00 pm
514 Illini Union Bookstore

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



CFP 2nd Annual Graduate Student Symposium in Memory Studies- Deadline Dec. 7

The Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide, Memory Studies (HGMS) invites abstracts from graduate students at UIUC for a one-day symposium to take place on campus on Friday March 1, 2019 from 9am-5pm in Levis 210 (4-5pm will be a reception with snacks and drinks, lunch will be provided for all conference participants). The first annual symposium was wonderful and we hope that this second conference will continue to showcase the diverse and brilliant work within memory studies (broadly conceived) that students are doing here. It will be an opportunity to share ideas and resources, to schmooze and connect. This will also be a great time to practice conference papers and receive invaluable feedback from faculty and other graduate students.

We invite applications from graduate students working in different fields and with diverse interests across the UIUC campus. These aspects of memory studies might include (but are not limited to): racial aspects of memory, neuroscience, disability studies, how societies remember, the construction of national narratives, cultural and/or religious practices of memory, museums, archiving, representation and art, sciences of memory (or science and memory), technological aspects of memory, politics of memory, forgetting, erasing, and oversaturating.

Please send a brief abstract (not more than 200 words) that includes the title of your paper, your email, and your department to the director, Professor Brett Ashley Kaplan at by Friday, December 7, 2018.

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 Electives List is available at




Certificate in

Global Health

Joint with WGGP and LAS Global Studies

GLBL 340 offered during Spring of 2019

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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