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Centre for Women's Studies

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. Drawing on social science and arts-based methods, we explore and critique gendered ways of knowing. We adopt an inclusive, intersectional, transnational and interdisciplinary approach to the changing nature of women's experiences, gender relations and identities.


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Sisterhood in Action 

Watch CWS's Inaugural Annual Lecture with Avtar Brah



Festive Potluck

It is a CWS tradition to share our favourite foods from the wonderful range of different cultural backgrounds and experiences that make up our community.