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Dr. Susan Sage Heinzelman, Director 2505 University Avenue, A4900, Burdine Hall 536, Austin Texas 78712 • 512-471-5765

To our International Applicants

The Center for Women's and Gender Studies invites international applicants!

Are you looking for a Women's & Gender Studies MA program to build and strengthen your skills for academic and grassroots advocacy for women, gender, and human rights? Come to Texas and join the transnational conversation at the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.

Be a Theorist:

We have an interdisciplinary faculty of over 250 faculty affiliates; over 80 of these faculty research and teach in relationship to women, gender, and human rights. These faculty will provide you with a foundation for your own research practice and teaching philosophy for women, gender, and human rights. Your participation in a learning community will take place outside the classroom as well: we sustain a lively events series for students and faculty. Our Research Clusters are groups of faculty and students who come together to discuss and work on specific projects in relationship to a unifying theme.

Be a Researcher:

The University of Texas at Austin campus houses more than 14 libraries and includes the internationally renowned Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection and the state-of-the-art Harry Ransom Center. The UT Libraries Human Rights Documentation Initiative digitizes oral histories, preserves fragile websites, and explores the ethics of information organization for social justice. In addition to these substantial archival resources, our faculty and students utilize interdisciplinary research methods including oral histories, cartography, literary analysis, statistical surveys, and more.

Be an Activist:

As the progressive state capitol of Texas, Austin is home to grassroots organizations advocating for human rights through legislation, arts, performance, music, media, and more. The Center for Women’s and Gender Studies sustains connections with community organizations working on women, gender, and human rights. In conversation with these relationships and by building your own, you can connect your academic practice with local and international activists in Austin.  The CWGS Austin Activist Guide can help you learn about the local community resources!

Graduates of the University of Texas at Austin, Women's and Gender Studies MA Program include students from the following countries: Chile, China, Mexico, Japan, Uganda, India, Iran, and Indonesia.  Our recent WGS MA graduates from El Salvador, Russia, Turkey, and Australia have gone onto PhD programs here at UT Austin!

Annual Deadline for International Applicants: December 15th.

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