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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Watch CWS's Inaugural Annual Lecture with Avtar Brah
Posted on Wednesday 17 May 2023
CWS PhD student Daisy McManaman has recently had two articles published in The Conversation.
Posted on Thursday 16 March 2023
The call for applications to the MA Women's and Gender Studies (GEMMA) for Self-funded Students is now *OPEN*
Posted on Monday 27 February 2023
On the occasion of the trial of GEMMA student,Patrick Zaki,scheduled to begin on Tuesday, February 28, 2023, the GEMMA Consortium has issued the following statement.
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.