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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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For Complete Program Schedule and RSVP, please visit https://go.illinois.edu/WGGP40

40th anniversary symposium poster
Lual Mayen Keynote Lecture, April 2, 2020
Lual Mayen, "Migration & Game Design" symposium Keynote
WGGP Co-sponsored Events
Jennifer Grayson lecture 

"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


Upcoming Campus Events
Indigenous Resistance, Anti-Colonial Politics & Global Justice | Abolition 

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.

International Women's Day Photo Contest on March 4th at Asian American Cultural Center from 5:30 to 7:00 P.M.


The University YMCA & The International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) present the 37th Annual International Dinner & Performance Night!

Where: University YMCA | Latzer Hall
            1001 S. Wright St, Champaign, IL

When: Sunday, March 8th
      6pm to 8pm

Tickets are on sale at: universityymca.org/international-dinner/
If you would like to volunteer for the dinner or cook a dish, click here.



Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Kim Compoc, Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Asian American Studies

Mourning in Public: Filipina Poet-Activists in Hawai‘i and the Political Potential of Elegy

N. Jonne Browm 

N. Jonne Brown joined the staff ofthe College of Engineering in the 1970s. Dean Brown was instrumental in recruiting and mentoring African American students and women in the College of Engineering. She served as a staff liaison for UIUC’s National Society of Black Engineers, and was a consistent and compassionate educator, mentor, and friend. Read more: https://gec150.web.illinois.edu/1970s/n-jonne-brown/

Alumni Spotlight

Dr. Grace Malindi has a Ph.D. in Human and Community Development with a double minor in Gender and International Development and Agriculture Extension and Advisory from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Grace Malindi started Mgom’mera in 2014 with her sister Florence Kahumbe. Mngom’mera is a family-owned seed company located in Malawi and it is unique because of its focus on maize varieties that have additional nutritive value. With this endeavor Dr. Malindi also encourages more women in Malawi to become entrepenuers in the growing seed business. Come hear her speak at WGGP's 40th Anniversary Symposium!

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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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