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 Wednesday 4 March 2020
Centre for Women’s Studies students and staff joined UCU York to call for the immediate and unconditional release of University of Bologna / GEMMA student Patrick Zaki who has been imprisoned by the Egyptian authorities #freepatrick
Posted on Monday 24 February 2020
The Centre for Women's Studies calls for the immediate release of Patrick Zaki, Human Rights defender and GEMMA student at the University of Bologna, arrested in Egypt.
Posted on Friday 20 December 2019
Applications for MA Women's and Gender Studies (GEMMA) for the next academic year are now open to students applying for the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship.
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)
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