For Students

Students can engage in the community and cross-disciplinary study promoted by the GCWS in myriad ways. Through courses, attending events, and organizing conferences, our initiatives provide a learning environment unlike any other.


GCWS offers interdisciplinary, team-taught seminars to students enrolled in graduate programs at our member institutions. Our faculty explicitly integrate gender analysis with issues of class, race, culture, ethnicity, and sexualities, and consider the practical implications of feminist theory. Courses are designed to open paths to the creation of new knowledge and provide intellectual support for students pursuing feminist work within the framework of traditional disciplines. more »


GCWS events provide students the opportunity to meet and network with fellow students and faculty from across our member institutions. These opportunities, both intellectually engaging and powerfully community building, support the development of a diverse feminist colleague community. more »


Our bi-annual graduate student conference is a program organized by graduate students for students doing work in Women’s and Gender Studies. This professional development opportunity allows students hands-on experience in event organizing. And, for presenters, it allows presentation opportunities in a rigorous, interdisciplinary environment. Topics vary yearly. The topic for 2017 is "The Personal is Still Political: Challenging Marginalization Through Theory Analysis & Praxis" Please click here for 2017 conference page! more »


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Consortium for Graduate Studies in Gender, Culture, Women, and Sexuality
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 14N-211
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: 617-324-2085