‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌   ‌
Click here to see this online

WGGP Weekly News

September 7 ♦ Fall 2021 ♦ View Past Newsletters



Afghan women  
Photo credit: AFP  

Panel on Solidarity with Afghan Women: Imperial Wars and Feminist Struggles in Afghanistan

Tuesday, September 7
via Zoom

Please join us to see the current moment in Afghanistan through a historical feminist lens revealing how imperialism and religion weave the patriarchal order in Afghanistan and how Afghan women resist this order. Three outstanding Afghan scholar-activists will share their experiences and analyses.

Click to register



WGGP Upcoming Events

WGGP library exhibit  
WGGP Main Library Exhibit Preview  
WGGP September Main Library Exhibit
Main Library 1st Floor North-South Corridor

Through the month of September, the WGGP exhibit will be on display in the Main Library 1st floor North-South Corridor.  The exhibit is complete with a timeline since 1980, history of the named fellowships, and much more. 

Special thanks to Cindy Ingold and her team at the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library for setting up this month-long exhibit of WGGP's history. 

Laura McCloskey  
Dr. Laura McCloskey, Indiana University Bloomington  

Gender, Power and HIV in South Africa: Disparities in risk for girls and women

Friday, September 24
via Zoom

Dr. McCloskey's interdisciplinary research program focuses on the role of gender-based abuse in women’s health and well-being, with her most recent empirical project based in South Africa.   

Click to register



WGGP Co-sponsored Events

Dr. Margarita Terán-Garcia  
Dr. Margarita Terán-Garcia  

Women in Science - September Lecture
Guest Speaker: Dr. Margarita Terán-Garcia

September 14, 2021 @ 12:00pm CST via Zoom

The University of Illinois Archives is hosting a monthly Women in Science Lecture Series that will feature speakers from across the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s diverse and multidisciplinary scientific enterprise. The lecture series seeks to highlight the important innovations and contributions of women in the sciences at the University of Illinois, and center the importance of documenting women scientists and engineers to create a diverse and inclusive archival record.

This lecture series will take place over Zoom on the second Tuesday of every month from noon to 1:00pm CST.

September 14th guest speaker Dr. Margarita Terán-Garcia is an Assistant Professor of Nutritional Sciences. Dr. Terán will share her research on obesity including genetic and environmental influences on obesity and diseases related to obesity.

Click to view upcoming Women in Science lectures.

Click here to register for the September Women in Science Lecture


Click here for a complete list of WGGP Fall 2021 events



Illinois Global Institute 2021-2022 Lecture Series


The 2021-2022 Blueprint for Transitional Justice in the US: Building on Lessons and Insights from Global Perspectives Series presented by the Illinois Global Institute in partnership with Center for African Studies, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, Center for Global Studies, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, European Union Center, Lemann Center for Brazilian Studies, and Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program.

Fionnuala Ní Aoláin  
Dr. Fionnuala Ní Aoláin  

September Speaker

The Relevance of Transitional Justice Twenty Years after 9/11

Dr. Fionnuala Ní Aoláin
University of Minnesota Law School

Thursday, September 30

via Zoom

Click to Register


This lecture will address the challenges and relevance of transitional justice twenty years after the events of 9/11 and in the context of the return of the Taliban to territorial control of Afghanistan.  Lessons learnt over the past twenty years, and in particular the relevance of accountability, truth, justice and reparations to the 'war on terror' will be examined.

This series is made possible by the Chancellor’s 2021-2022 Call to Action to Address Racism & Social Injustice Research Program and co-sponsored by the Humanities Research Institute and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.  Additional support is provided by the Department of Education Title VI Program.


Upcoming Campus Events

Mary L. Gray, Microsoft Research  
Just Infrastructures Features Microsoft Research Mary L. Gray

Just Infrastructures
free fall speaker series hosts Mary L. Gray, senior principal researcher at Microsoft Research and faculty associate at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society.

Wednesday, September 8
12:00pm via Zoom

Click to learn more and register


GWS Open House  
Gender and Women's Studies Open House

Thursday, September 9

1205 W. Nevada (Outside)

Come meet the GWS faculty, staff, and fellow students, outside the GWS House (1205 W. Nevada St., Urbana). We will have food, swag (including new buttons), and fun waiting for you!


Faculty Affiliate News

Liv T. Dávila  
Liv T. Dávila  

Dr. Liv T. Dávila is a Professor in Education, Policy, Organization and Leadership. Her research explores multilingual immigrant and refugee-background children and youths’ trajectories in school, with a particular focus on their language and identity development. She engages with applied linguistics, literacy studies, and educational anthropology to analyze how language learning in educational institutions and communities is influenced by large-scale processes such as displacement and migration, racism and racialization.
View Liv T. Dávila's Faculty Affiliate Profile

To learn more about becoming a WGGP Faculty Affiliate, please contact WGGP Associate Director, Anita Kaiser, at arkaiser@illinois.edu or (217) 333-6221.



Faculty and Student Announcements

If you have news to share, please let us know at wggp@illinois.edu.

Professor Flavia Andrade at the WGGP Library Exhibit  
Professor Flavia Andrade at the WGGP Library Exhibit  
Join WGGP in celebrating 40 years at the Main Library Exhibit in the north-south corridor on 1st Floor. Take a picture in front of one of the WGGP displays and tag us on Social Media @WGGPIllinois.
#WGGP40Strong #WGGPIllinois
CAS Proposals  
Center for Advanced Study Call for Proposals  

CAS/MillerComm 2022 and George A. Miller Visiting Professors, Artists and Scholars

University of Illinois faculty, students and staff are invited to submit proposals for visiting professors, artists and scholars to be included in the prestigious CAS/MillerComm series of public events or stay for a longer residency as a George A. Miller Visitor.

Proposal deadline is Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 5:00pm.

Click for more details
2022-23 HRI Campus Fellowships
Deadline: December 3rd (application opens in September)

The 2022–23 Campus Fellowship theme will be “Un/Doing”— a collaboration between the Humanities Research Institute (HRI) and African American Studies, American Indian Studies, Asian American Studies, Latino/a Studies, and Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Faculty fellows receive a two-course release and $3,000 in research funds. Graduate fellows receive a stipend and a tuition and partial fee waiver.

We seek faculty and graduate fellows in and allied with humanities disciplines and interdisciplines whose research grapples with the im/possibilities of Un/Doing in and across various fields, with particular attention to race, indigeneity, gender, and/or sexuality. Whether you take various forms of Un/Doing as your object of study, your method, or your condition, we invite you to apply to work with us to figure out how we come together when things come undone.

Click here for information on Campus Fellowships

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 2021, GRID Alumni have come from 41 departments across campus and 52 different countries.

To learn more about the GRID minor, please contact Anita Kaiser at arkaiser@illinois.edu or by phone at 333-6221.

Click for more information on the GRID Minor


Certificate in Global Health  
Undergraduate Certificate in Global Health
Joint with WGGP and LAS Global Studies

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.

Click for more information on Undergraduate Certificate


Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Twitter