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 Friday 3 February 2023
CWS and other events taking place during York International Women’s Week
Posted on Tuesday 24 January 2023
Spring term - Week 5
Posted on Thursday 12 January 2023
Congratulations to CWS alumna Shuang Qiu on the publication of her new book Gender and Family Practices. Living Apart Together Relationships in China
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.