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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. 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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Sisterhood in Action 

Watch CWS's Inaugural Annual Lecture with Avtar Brah



Roundtable Discussion: Mobilising Women’s Studies Now! Feminist Activism and Scholarship in Dialogue

Chaired by Boriana Alexandrova (CWS, University of York, the event features the following speakers: Ann Kaloski Ruth Kelly Anugya Kunwar Mariam Topchishvili


Publishing and Peer review

Join us for a publishing and peer review workshop with Dr Blu Tirohl