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. 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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Events

Wed
3
Oct

"Things I wish I knew before starting a Women's Studies degree"

A workshop for current CWS Students and Staff to share their experiences with our new students.

Tue
9
Oct

"The persistence of masculinism anti-gender ideology movements and populist backlash in Australia"

A talk by Dr Lucy Nicholas from Swinburne University of Technology.

Tue
23
Oct

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News

MA in (GEMMA) Gender and Women's Studies

Posted on Sunday 22 July 2018

We are very excited to announce that we will be offering an MA in (GEMMA) Gender and Women's Studies from September 2018.

CWS Student wins 3MT

Posted on Sunday 8 July 2018

We are very excited that our PhD Student Jamie Khoo has won the University of York 3MT competition and has been nominated to take part in the national 3MT competition.

New Feminist Journal announced - call for papers

Posted on Sunday 1 October 2017

Cultivate, the new peer reviewed feminist journal based at the Centre for Women's Studies, University of York, is open for submissions for our first issue on the theme of 'Feminist Protests'.

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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.