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WGGP Weekly News

September 13 ♦ Fall 2021 ♦ View Past Newsletters


WGGP Upcoming Events

WGGP Library Exhibit  
WGGP Main Library Exhibit  
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. 

Don't forget to take a picture in front of one of the displays, post on social media, and tag us!  #WGGPIllinois #WGGP40Strong

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.   

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Click here for a complete list of WGGP Fall 2021 events



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

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.

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

Click to view upcoming Women in Science lectures.

Click here to register for the September Women in Science Lecture
Sam Moyn  
Samuel Moyn, Law and History, Yale University  
"The Coming of Humane War"

Samuel Moyn
Law and History, Yale University

September 28, 2021 7:30pm CST

Join us for a discussion of Moyn's new book Humane followed by commentary from respondents Avital Livny (Political Science) and Patrick Kennan (Law).

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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

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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

Critical Interventions in Labor Studies
Reading Group

The University of Illinois' long-time moto has been "Learning and Labor." But how does the U of I and labor actually intersect? The Labor Education Program, who for three-quarters of a century has provided labor education for labor union members, is hosting a year-long reading group to consider the purpose and pedagogy of labor education, the historical relationship of labor education and higher education, and how labor ed intersects with gender studies, Black, Latinx, Asian, and Native American and global studies.

4-5:30 PM, Sept 13- Levis Center 919 West Illinois
4-5:30 PM, October 4- Zoom
4-5:30 PM, October 25- Levis Center 919 West Illinois
4-5:30 PM, November 8 - Levis Center 919 West Illinois

To request the readings, email woodiii2@illinois.edu


Panel on "Solidarity with Afghan Women" Recording and Resources Now Available

Solidarity with Afghan Women  

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

September 7, 2021

Recording now available on WGGP's MediaSpace Channel

Click to view recording


Additional Resources Below


Reading Resource for the Panel on "Solidarity with Afghan Women"

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Article by panelist Lima Ahmad discussing recent events in Afghanistan

Click here to read article by Lima Ahmad



Faculty Affiliate News

Wendy Rogers  
Wendy Rogers  

Dr. Wendy Rogers is Shahid and Ann Carlson Khan Professor of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  Her primary appointment is in the Community Health Program.  She has an appointment in Educational Psychology and is an affiliate of the Beckman Institute; Illinois Informatics Institute; Center for Social and Behavioral Science; and the Discovery Partners Institute.  See more

View Wendy Rogers' 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
  • WGGP Faculty Affiliate Dr. Ghassan Moussawi, has received the Sociology of Sexualities Early Career Award from the American Sociological Association's Sexuality Section.
  • WGGP Faculty Affiliate Dr. Liv T. Dávila, published an article "Newcomer refugee and immigrant youth negotiate transnational civic learning and participation in school" in the British Education Research Journal.   
  • WGGP Faculty Affiliate Dr. Kathryn Clancy talks to Chicago Tribune about clinical research that looks at the potential link between COVID-19 vaccination and abnormal menstruation.
  • WGGP Faculty Affiliate Dr. Robin Fretwell Wilson discusses laws when it comes to teens and parents disagreeing around COVID vaccine decisions.

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

Library Services Fall 2021

Welcome to the Fall 2021 semester.  I want to remind everyone that I am here to help. 

Please contact me for the following services:

  • Library Instruction for Your Class: I can meet with your class—in person or virtually--to discuss finding library resources. If you do not have time to fit me in, PLEASE add my contact information to your syllabus (see below).
  • Purchase Requests: Send me requests for books, journals, DVDs, etc. 
  • Research Assistance:  I can meet with you and any of your students in my office or via Zoom, Skype, email or phone.

As always, please email me with any questions and refer students to me.


Cindy Ingold, Gender Studies and Multicultural Librarian

Angharad Valdivia  
Professor Angharad Valdivia at the WGGP Library Exhibit  
Show Us Your Photo: WGGP September 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.

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MEAP 2021-2022 Call for Applications

Preliminary Applications due November 15, 2021

The Modern Endangered Archives Program (MEAP) is a UCLA Library granting program. We fund projects that document, digitize, and make accessible endangered archival materials from the 20th and 21st Centuries. Materials may include print, photography, film, audio, ephemera, and digital objects. 

Join us in the essential work of ensuring access to cultural heritage and communal memory. All details available at meap.library.ucla.edu.


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


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