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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.

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Lual Mayen Keynote Lecture, April 2, 2020
Lual Mayen, "Migration & Game Design" symposium Keynote
WGGP Co-sponsored Events
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February 28, 2020, 12:00pm
Religious Coping with Domestic Violence: What's God Got to Do with It?

Speaker: Kristin Godlin, Hospital Chaplin

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

Sponsor: University YMCA
Co-sponsors: WGGP and others

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"At the King's Gate: Jewish Government Officials and Rabbinic Authority in Abbasid Baghdad"

Monday, March 2, 2020 at 5 PM – 6:30 PM

Bruce D. Nesbitt Afro American Cultural Center, 1212 W. Nevada, Urbana

Jennifer Grayson, Ph.D., serves as Rabbi Aaron D. Panken Assistant Professor of History at HUC-JIR and at Xavier University in Cincinnati. Dr. Grayson's current book project traces changes in the relationship between Jewish government officials, the Babylonian geonim, and the Abbasid Caliphate in Baghdad between the tenth and twelfth centuries. More broadly, she is interested in the social and political history of the pre-modern Mediterranean; pre-modern and modern Jewish history; and, especially in her capacity as a joint-hire with Xavier University, inter-religious dialogue.

Upcoming Campus Events


February 27, 2020, 3:30pm
What Natural Language Processing Reveals in a Corpus of 400,000 Russian Diaries

Speaker: Andrew Janco, PhD, Digital Scholarship Librarian, Haverford College

Location: Room 106, Main Library, 1408 W. Gregory Dr. Urbana

Sponsor: Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center and the School of Information Sciences


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

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Happy #WomeninHistoryWednesday!

This week we celebrate Linda C. Smith!  

Linda C. Smith graduated with a Master of Science from the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) in 1972, and received her PhD from the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University in 1979. 2017 Linda was named the Executive Associate Dean of the iSchool.

Read more: https://gec150.web.illinois.edu/1970s/linda-c-smith/

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

Faculty Affiliate
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WGGP Faculty Affiliate, Margareth Etienne, will be one of twelve presenters for the annual International Women’s Day celebration on March 9th.  Professor Etienne will talk about Shirley Chisholm. 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.

Robin Wilson 

One of our faculty affiliates, Prof. Robin Wilson, was featured in a New York Times article discussing a serious issue about pelvic exams being performed on non-consenting female patients. You can read the article here

Alumni Spotlight
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Dr. Koeli Goel has successfully made her imprint in the non-profit and education management world. She is an Executive Director, an Author, a Filmmaker, Researcher & Educator. She is known for her outstanding communication & negotiation skills and team-building spirit. Dr. Goel holds a Ph.D. in Communications & Media from University of Illinois, specializing in Gender Relations in International Development.  Come hear her speak at the 40th Anniversary Symposium where she will be giving a talk titled, "Wings of Fire: #MeTooIndia marks Historic Face-off with entrenched patriarchal Order.”



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Dr. Khalida Malik is an International development sector specialist with more 21 years of public and private sector experience in programme management, designing, monitoring, and promoting all aspects of education, health, poverty alleviation, capacity building, decentralization& local development, civil society, crisis & conflict, and humanitarian aid. She received her PhD from the University of Peshawas and is fluent in English, Arabic, Urdu, Pashto, functional knowledge of French and German. Come hear her speak at the 40th Anniversary Symposium where she will be giving a talk titled, "Disasters and Women's Vulnerabilities."

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CO+RE: The Community + Research Partnership Program
Application deadline: March 27, 2020

CO+RE is dedicated to “community and university engaged research and creative practice – designed to invest locally and model globally.” The CO+RE program encourages projects that engage a range of approaches and fields: creative, scientific, humanistic. Cross-disciplinary project teams will be given priority. However, all projects that meet the criteria will be considered.

Full information and application details available here


Call for Papers for the International Association of Inter-American Studies (IAS)!

We encourage proposals from various disciplines including sociology, political science, political economy, anthropology, history, literature, linguistics, philosophy, geography, music, and media studies, among others, that address these themes as well as any other theoretical and/or empirical approaches on the study of borders from relevant Inter American perspectives.

Please send proposals either for individual papers (only one proposal per person) or for panels (with a chairperson and 3 or 4 presentations) to carlos.lozano@tamiu.edu by April 1, 2020. Presentations can be delivered in English or Spanish, and should be approximately 20 minutes in length.

 For more information, click here.


Scholars-In-Residence Program

2020–2021 Call For Applications
Deadline: April 5, 2020, 11:59 PM CT

IRP invites applications from U.S.-based scholars from underrepresented racial and ethnic populations to apply for our Scholars-in-Residence Program for the 2020–2021 academic year. The program aims to enhance the research interests and resources available to poverty scholars, foster interaction among a diverse set of scholars, and broaden the corps of poverty researchers. Click here for more information


New Job Opportunity: Associate Director, Global Women's Institute

The Global Women’s Institute is seeking an Associate Director who will serve as project director of a seven-year research and evaluation project on violence against women and girls (VAWG). The position will provide leadership and direction to the project, define and implement activities to achieve project objectives, and manage project activities in accordance with the project agreement. Based either in Washington, DC or the UK, this position will be responsible for ensuring that the project is implemented in accordance with donor regulations, GW policies, and international standards of researching VAWG. Supported by a team of researchers and administrators, and reporting to the Institute Director, this position will lead a consortium of core and associate partners to implement approximately 40 monitoring & evaluation studies of interventions to end VAWG.

You can learn more and apply here.

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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