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Upcoming WGGP Events


International Women's Day 2020

"12 Women Who Changed the World: Untold Stories"

Monday, March 9th

 Levis Faculty Center, 3rd Floor

12 Illinois faculty tell the 5 minute story of a woman in his or her discipline that changed the field in important ways.

IWD 2020
40th anniversary symposium poster
Lual Mayen Keynote Lecture, April 2, 2020
 Lual Mayen, "Migration & Game Design" symposium Keynote
 Lual Mayen, "Migration & Game Design" symposium Keynote

WGGP is excited to welcome Lual Mayen to campus as a keynote for our "Migration & Game Design" symposium on April 2nd. 

"From Refugee to Game Developer: Peacemaking through the Art of Gaming" 
April 2, 2020    4:00pm
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum



WGGP Fellowships & Awards Deadline- Feb. 17th


The application for 2020-21 Rita and Arnold Goodman Fellowship, Barbara A. Yates Fellowship along with other WGGP Awards is now available.  

Complete details available at:

2020-21 application deadline is February 17, 2020 at 11:59pm

Online application available at

Link for referees to complete letter of recommendation https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/4574957

WGGP Co-sponsored Events
YMCA friday forum 0214 

February 14, 2020, 12:00pm
We Poor Not Stupid: Lessons Learned in the Political Schools of the Urban Poor in Cape Town and Champaign County

Speaker: Dr. Ken Salo, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois and Danielle Chynoweth, Cunningham Township Supervisor

Location: University YMCA, Latzer Hall
1001 S. Wright St. Champaign

Sponsor: University YMCA
Co-sponsors: WGGP and others

Upcoming Campus Events
Spurlock Sunday
Spurlock Sunday

Abolition | Spring 2020 Events Calendar

Of the "Abolition" Initiative at CAS

Abolition examines the interconnected power dynamics across prisons, police, immigration, gendered and sexual violence, environmental justice, disability justice, and more, in order to propose an abolitionist democratic present and future.

Professors Toby Beauchamp (Gender and Women’s Studies) and Naomi Paik (Asian American Studies) have been appointed CAS Resident Associates for AY2019-20 in charge of this initiative which includes a public events series and a seminar in Spring 2020 among other activities.

Women in Data Science Flyer 

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is participating in the Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference being held at an estimated 150 locations worldwide on March 6, 2020. This event will feature local speakers working in data science and related fields will take place at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) from 9:00a.m-3:00p.m in the AuditoriumWiDS Urbana-Champaign is an independent event organized by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This event is free and open to all. Click here for more information




MARCH 31 & APRIL 1, 2020 

International Extension: Learning from Comparative Models and Perspectives 

All sessions will convene at the College of ACES Library on the University of Illinois campus.

Program sessions will include:

  1. Effective Extension Learning Strategies
  2. Developing Collaborative Networks with nonprofits and NGOs
  3. Delivering Impactful programming in the Digital Age
  4. 4-H and Youth Programs


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Happy #WomeninHistoryWednesday!

This week we celebrate Joan Huber!  

Joan Huber came to the University of Illinois in 1971, teaching a range of sociology courses as well as Introduction to Women’s Studies in the Social Sciences. She was director of the Women’s Studies Office, which is now the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies and also was head of the Department of Sociology from 1979 to 1983.

Read more: https://gec150.web.illinois.edu/1970s/joan-huber/


This series is displayed every Wednesday on our website, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Faculty Affiliate

WGGP Faculty Affiliate, Cindy Buckley, will be one of twelve presenters for the annual International Women’s Day celebration on March 9th.  Professor Buckley will talk about Russian Sociologist Tatyana Zaslavskaya.  Please join us to hear about her and 11 other women that made a difference in academia.  The event will take place from 3:30-5:00pm on 3rd floor of Levis Faculty Center.

Alumni Spotlight
Cherub Antwi-Nsiah 

Dr. Cherub Antwi-Nsiah is a Gender Specialist and Organization Development Practitioner. She currently works with the Millennium Development Authority in Accra, Ghana as the Director of Gender and Social Inclusion. Come hear her speak at the WGGP 40th Anniversary Symposium where she will be giving a talk  "Improving the Reliability and Stability of Electricity Service Delivery in Ghana: What has Gender Got To Do with It?"

More information at go.illinois.edu/WGGP40

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WGGP Programs

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 2019, 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 arkaiser@illinois.edu or by phone at 333-6221.


Undergraduate Certificate

in Global Health

Joint with WGGP and LAS Global Studies

GLBL 340 is offered each Spring

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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