Loyola University Chicago

Women's Studies and Gender Studies


  • WSGS Community Alive and Well

    In these bizarre times, help us with creative ways to stay connected.
  • Rebecca Traister - Good & Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger

    On November 10, Loyola Women’s Studies & Gender Studies partnered with local, feminist bookstore Women & Children First to host Rebecca Traister in conversation with Megan Stielstra regarding Traister’s latest book Good & Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger. Women & Children First describes the book as “a vital, incisive exploration into the transformative power of female anger and its ability to transcend into a political movement.”
  • Dr. Elizabeth Coffman awarded the Ken Burns Prize for Film

    Last month, the Library of Congress awarded the inaugural Ken Burns Prize for Film to Loyola professor, Dr. Elizabeth Coffman and Vice President for Mission and Ministry of Georgetown University, Mark Bosco for their documentary film, Flannery, about the life and work of southern fiction writer, Flannery O’Connor.
  • Dr. Shweta Singh - 2019 Gender Equality Award

    Professor, Dr. Shweta Singh, who currently teaches Global Feminism among other courses, was awarded the 2019 Gender Equality Award.
  • Women's Studies and Gender Studies Sticker Contest

    In honor of the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage and the continued fight for voting rights today, WSGS is seeking visual art submissions on the theme of civic engagement.
  • 40th Anniversary Sticker Winners

    Congratulations to all the winners!
  • Loyola Feminist Lecture Series

    In the spirit of community consciousness-raising groups of the 1970s, the Women's Studies and Gender Studies program aims to create a space where community members facilitate dialogues and learn more from each other essential topics of contemporary feminism. Our inaugural lecture series provides an opportunity for the Loyola community to foster an environment in which feminist ideas thrive. Our presenters are current and former students, staff, and faculty addressing topics and issues impacting both our campus and larger Chicago community.
  • Don't Miss Out on These Spring Courses

    Looking to swap your spring schedule? There are a few WSGS cross-listed courses still open. We've done some of the work for you; below are a handful of interesting courses that still have space. Don't wait too long before signing up—These courses are likely to fill up soon.
  • A Century of Irish Activism: My Grandparents and My Own Fight for Gender Equality

    Join us for a lecture from Dr. Micheline Sheehy Skeffington, a scholar retracing the path of activism of her Irish grandmother.

    Calling all WSGS Alums

    The Women's Studies and Gender Studies program wants to highlight the successes of our undergraduate and graduate alumnae/i.

    Spring 2018 Lecture Series: Call for Presenters

    In Spring 2018, the Women's Studies and Gender Studies (WSGS) program will launch a monthly lecture lunch series for the Loyola community and friends.
  • Medieval Movie Night: the Sorceress

    Medieval Studies Center and the hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual heritage present Medieval Movie Night: the Sorceress. Movie will show on APRIL 3 from 6-8:30pm in the Crown Auditorium and will include a historical introduction, snacks and discussion... Medieval witchcraft, healing practices, official and "folk" religion, aristocratic oppression and female empowerment are just a few of the topics addressed.
  • Women in Politics: Past and Present

    A panel discussion featuring Illinois politicians in celebration of Women's History Month 2017.
  • Lecture by Aurora Levins Morales: “Deep Sustainability: Ecology, Disability, and Justice”

    Please join us for a lecture by acclaimed poet, essayist, and fiction writer, Aurora Levins Morales: “Deep Sustainability: Ecology, Disability, and Justice” on Wednesday, April 5, 3:30 PM, 4th floor, Klarchek Information Commons