Welcome to the Women's and Gender Studies Consortium
This initiative supports graduate students, faculty, and staff across the UW System interested in obtaining administrative leadership positions. Stay tuned for our 2021-22 academic year schedule.
“Resistance and Reimagination: Gender, Change, and the Arts" took place virtually from April 8-10, 2021. The pre-recorded presentations and poster sessions are still available to view.
This project focuses on supporting equitable and anti-racist institutional practices. It seeks to transform the curriculum, teaching, operations, intersectional campus programming and the culture of historically white campuses that are still grappling with white supremacy.
The Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium directly serves Women’s and Gender Studies students, faculty, staff, and administrators in all University of Wisconsin institutions. The Women’s Studies and Gender Consortium is committed to scholarship, teaching and activism that benefit all UW campuses and communities throughout the state. To accomplish this work, the Consortium invites and considers diverse voices, and seeks collaborations to improve the life of each community and the state of Wisconsin.
The WGSC published a Ms. Magazine article, titled “COVID-19, Disaster Capitalism and the Crisis in Women’s and Gender Studies,” which contextualizes some of the trends happening in GWS and higher education within Wisconsin in a larger national and historical context.
Learn more about the systemwide task force in which the WGSC is participating. The task force aims to advance research on the gendered impacts of COVID-19 in higher education and develop ways to sustain and support caregivers across the UW System.
We are excited to share that 11 Women's and Gender Studies undergraduate students, across a variety of UW System campuses, have received awards that honor their research, community outreach, and scholarship. Congratulations to all the awardees for all of you hard work!
The Office of the GWS Librarian was created in 1977 to serve administrators, faculty, librarians and students across the UW System. Since 1989 it has been a constituent of the Women's and Gender Studies Consortium.
Initiated by a grant from the Division of Undergraduate Education of the National Science Foundation, the Women and Science Program became a permanent part of the UW System in the fall of 1996. The program is based on the UW-Oshkosh campus and serves all UW System institutions.