Center for the Study of Women and Society

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Center for the Study of Women and Society

Since 1977, the Center for the Study of Women and Society has promoted interdisciplinary feminist scholarship. The center’s research agenda focuses on the intersectional study of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, and nation in societies around the world.

The Center co-sponsors the Women’s Studies Certificate Program and most notably, hosts the only stand-alone Women’s and Gender Studies MA Program in New York City. Through an academic perspective, our students gain a grounding in real-world issues and problems. Our students are mentored, taught, and led by internationally known faculty in many areas of research. Students are given access to the Center’s many lectures, symposia, and collaborations with grassroots organizations. Our center has co-sponsored many events prominent activists, educators and intellectuals. Most recently, we have been grateful to have Roxane Gay, Linda Martin Alcoff, and Meena Alexander. As a public institution, The Center offers a world-class education at a fraction of the cost of comparable universities.


The Center for the Study of Women and Society publishes a newsletter every semester with the latest updates from students, faculty, and alumni, and information about upcoming events and collaborations. View the archive.

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Koonja Mitchell Memorial Prize

The Koonja Mitchell Memorial Prize will be awarded to a student in any Ph.D. Program at the Graduate Center working on a dissertation concerned with issues of social justice. Special consideration will be given to work on militarism and trauma. To be considered for the prize, candidates must submit a 10-page dissertation prospectus and a CV to A letter of recommendation from the student’s advisor should be sent to the same address, with the student’s name and award name in the subject line. Submission deadline is February 15, 2023.

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Thank you for joining us for Victoria Phillip’s lecture. The recording of the lecture is available on the CSWS Facebook page, For more information: Victoria Phillip’s new book, Martha Graham’s Cold War: The Dance of American Diplomacy, and Victoria Phillips bio.

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