News and Events

2014 News

Women's Studies Student Awards Ceremony and Potluck, May 8th, NWQ 7585. Potluck 4pm – 7pm. Awards 4:30 pm. See details, pdf-176kb

The 2014-2015 Women's Studies Scholarships applications are online! Head over to the Scholarship page for more information.

Women's Studies Presents...
Spring 2014 Brown Bag Series See details

The Women's Studies M.A. program application deadline has been extended to February 14, 2014.

The Women's Studies M.A. Program accepts fall admissions only. The credit requirements for the Women's Studies major will increase to 36, Effective Spring 2014. See the Undergraduate Program/Women's Studies Major webpage for details.

Spring 2014

Women's Studies celebrates 40 Years at UWM!

Thursday, March 6, 2014
The 40th Anniversary Poster Presentation by Introduction to Women's Studies undergraduate students, highlighting 40 years of feminist activism and scholarship at UWM and in the surrounding Milwaukee community.

Friday, March 7, 2014
The 40th Anniversary Keynote Address featuring UWM alumna Astrid Henry, Associate Professor and Louise R. Noun Chair of Women's Studies, in the Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies Department at Grinnell College. More information

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UWM Women's Studies

Welcome to Women's Studies

UWM Women's Studies facilitates research and course development about women and gender-related issues, coordinates the interdisciplinary Women's Studies undergraduate and graduate instructional programs, and works with local, state, and national groups on issues of importance to women.

UWM was the first campus in the UW System to initiate a Women's Studies program in 1974. Today, students at UWM can pursue an undergraduate Women's Studies major and minor, a Masters in Women's Studies, a Graduate Certificate through the Graduate School, and a joint Masters in Women's Studies and Library and Information Studies. Currently Women's Studies offers over 100 core and cross-listed courses drawn from over thirty departments on campus, taught by over 90 affiliated faculty and staff members. Approximately 4,000 students enroll in Women's Studies courses each year.

Why Study Women's Studies?

  • Because it can help you to identify and assess gender-based assumptions and biases and to recognize their social, cultural and individual consequences.
  • Because it can teach you to analyze and integrate perspectives and bodies of knowledge across disciplines, and develop your critical thinking skills in ways that will complement and enhance your training in any other field.
  • Because it can prepare you for graduate study or for careers in non-profit organizations, businesses, the creative arts, education, government and public policy, journalism, law, social work, and more.
  • Because Women's Studies can empower you to participate in public debate and act for social change.