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

Women's & Gender Studies at UT

The mission of the Center for Women’s & Gender Studies (CWGS) is to create committed communities that address the challenges faced in the areas of gender, sexuality, diversity, and equity. We recognize that ending gender discrimination requires ending the related discriminations against disability, ethnicity, gender identity, race, sexuality, and socioeconomic class.
We foster communities of scholars, teachers, and advocates inside and outside The University of Texas at Austin through:

  • Interdisciplinary research
  • Undergraduate and graduate teaching
  • Social advocacy 
  • Community partnerships

The students, professors, and community members who participate in our programs explore a wide variety of topics and issues such as the causes of breast cancer, the role of marriage in men's and women's health, women's citizenship and constitutional rights in the US, changing sex roles in Mexico, and the contributions of women writers and artists in different historical periods and places.

CWGS also works closely with other interdisciplinary programs and research centers on campus. Examples include the ethnic studies centers (the Centers for Asian American Studies, African and African American Studies, and Mexican American Studies), various area studies center (the Centers for European Studies, and Middle Eastern Studies, as well as the Institute of Latin American Studies), other research centers (the Center for Health Promotion Research and the Population Research Center), and student centers (the Women's Resource Center, and the Gender and Sexuality Center).

Interested students, faculty, and community members are invited to contact us to find out more about our courses, programs, and events.

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