Founded in 1984, the Centre for Women's Studies at York (CWS) is among the most well-established bases for feminist and gender-oriented teaching and research, both in the UK and internationally. We adopt a women-centred and interdisciplinary approach to the changing nature of both women's experiences and gender relations. By drawing on a range of disciplines - cultural studies, history, literature, philosophy, politics, sociology, social policy - we explore the differing perspectives each has to offer, as well as the creative tensions between them.
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Posted on Thursday 26 May 2022
It was with great sadness that we heard of the death of a valued colleague, Professor Haleh Afshar, Baroness Afshar of Heslington, on May 12th.
Posted on Tuesday 26 April 2022
This is the call for self-funded applications to GEMMA and applications are open until 13th May 2022.
Posted on Monday 4 January 2021
Applications can now be made to the MA Women's and Gender Studies (GEMMA) on a self funded basis.
What our students say
"Make the most of your time at this great centre - the more you put in the more you'll get out of it (and the sky's the limit for that)!" - Lotika (former PhD student)
Read more students' experiences at the CWS.