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Workshop Promoting Interdisciplinary Research and Publication

Tuesday 4 June 2024

Dr Alsop co-led a three day workshop for Early Career Researchers in Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana

CWS Virtual Open Day

Tuesday 4 June 2024

If you are interested in our MA or PhD programmes, please come and talk to our admissions tutor on the 5th June 2024.

CWS PhD student writes in The Conversation on Playboy and Halloween

Thursday 26 October 2023

Congratulations to PhD student Daisy McManaman who has an article published in The Conversation looking at how the Playboy costume has become a popular Halloween costume.

Remembering Dr Jo Woodiwiss, CWS Graduate

Wednesday 4 October 2023

The Centre for Women's Studies is very sad to hear of the recent death of Dr Jo Woodiwiss, a graduate and friend of CWS.

New issue of Centre for Women's Studies Journal, Cultivate

Monday 25 September 2023

We are delighted to share the latest issue of Cultivate: The Feminist Journal of the Centre for Women's Studies (CWS). 'Issue 5: The Creative Issue' puts our usual peer-reviewed article process aside and instead spotlights creative work.

Welcome to our new staff member in CWS!

Friday 8 September 2023

We are very pleased to welcome Dr Francesca Lewis to the Centre for Women's Studies (CWS) core staff team.

Being here. Stories of home.

Monday 7 August 2023

BEING HERE follows the lives of four working-class women and place they call home – Colombo. It explores the realities of living in a city aspiring for ‘world-class’ status. Asha’s research study examined the urban geographies of homemaking in Colombo, Sri Lanka. 

Barbie, hyperfeminity and feminism

Sunday 25 June 2023

In response to the release of the new Barbie film, CWS student Daisy McManaman writes in The Conversation about the history of Barbie and her complicated feminism.

Migration and GBV

Sunday 25 June 2023

Congratulations to Dr Rachel Alsop on the publication of 'Migration and Gender-Based Violence' in Parveen Ali and Michaela Rogers' edited collection Gender-Based Violence: A Comprehensive Guide, published by Springer Press

Publications in The Conversation

Wednesday 17 May 2023

CWS PhD student Daisy McManaman has recently had two articles published in The Conversation.

Applications for the MA GEMMA Programme now open!

Thursday 16 March 2023

The call for applications to the MA Women's and Gender Studies (GEMMA) for Self-funded Students is now *OPEN*

Call for GEMMA self funded students Open

Thursday 16 March 2023

The call for applications to the MA Women's and Gender Studies (GEMMA) for Self-funded Students is now *OPEN*

Statement of support for GEMMA student Patrick Zaki

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.

Award nomination for CWS Alumna, Hiranmayee Mishra

Monday 27 February 2023

We are very pleased to share that CWS Alumna Hiranmayee Mishra has been nominated for a British Council Alumni Award.

Congratulations to CWS PhD student Daisy McManaman

Thursday 23 February 2023

Congratulations to Daisy McManaman on HRC Project Grant

York international Women’s Week

Friday 3 February 2023

CWS and other events taking place during York International Women’s Week

Sisterhood in Action

Tuesday 24 January 2023

Spring term - Week 5

Congratulations to Shuang Qiu on the publication of her new book

Thursday 12 January 2023

Former PhD student Shuang Qui has published a new book drawing on her doctoral research.

Congratulations to CWS alumna Shuang Qiu

Thursday 12 January 2023

Congratulations to CWS alumna Shuang Qiu on the publication of her new book  Gender and Family Practices. Living Apart  Together Relationships in China

Call for applications for Erasmus Mundus scholarships (Partner country students) 17th edition of GEMMA OPEN

Wednesday 7 December 2022

Just a quick message to let you know that we have already opened the call for applications for the Erasmus Mundus scholarships for Partner country students for the next edition of GEMMA (17th edition, 2023-2025). The call will be available until January 13th 2023, 5pm Granada local time.

Applying for WRoCAH funding' session for prospective PhD applicants

Thursday 17 November 2022

Registration is now open! This will be recorded and circulated if students are unable to attend.

The Launch of EUTERPE

Friday 11 November 2022

York’s Centre for Women’s Studies and Department of English & Related Literature will soon be advertising a new, fully funded PhD position as part of our collaborative, international Marie Curie Horizon/UKRI Doctoral Networks project, EUTERPE: European Literatures and Gender from a Transnational Perspective. The call will be referenced/posted on the leading project partner’s website (Central European University, Austria), EURAXESS, the University of York jobs page, and other platforms as soon as it goes live. In the meantime, prospective applicants can learn more about the project scope and start preparing their research proposals based on the York Work Package description below.

CSC Scholarships 2023

Friday 4 November 2022

We are once again running our China Scholarships Council joint PhD scholarships in partnership with the CSC.

The Launch of EUTERPE

Tuesday 1 November 2022

Please explore the open call for applications for a PhD position DC, “EUTERPE: European Literatures and Gender in Transnational Perspective” HORIZON-MSCA-2021-DN.01 (0,1 FTE)

Inclusive Impact Awards - CWS Nominations

Friday 28 October 2022

Centre for Women's Studies has been nominated for two categories of the University of York's Inclusive Impact Awards: Inclusive Education and Inclusive Community!

CWS Students for Iran

Thursday 27 October 2022

The masters students felt that it was important that we act practically to support the protests happening in Iran over women's rights and against authoritarianism.

Gemma Gibson's Prize

Wednesday 26 October 2022

Congratulations to Gemma Gibson!

Issue 4 of Cultivate

Wednesday 26 October 2022

'Exploring Care as Feminists'

Baroness Professor Haleh Afshar, OBE

Thursday 26 May 2022

It was with great sadness that we heard of the death of a valued colleague, Professor Haleh Afshar, Baroness Afshar of Heslington, on May 12th.

GEMMA applications are now open

Tuesday 26 April 2022

This is the call for self-funded applications to GEMMA and applications are open until 13th May 2022.

MA Women's and Gender Studies (GEMMA) Self funded places

Monday 4 January 2021

Applications can now be made to the MA Women's and Gender Studies (GEMMA) on a self funded basis.

Vice Chancellor teaching award for CWS teaching team

Monday 4 January 2021

The Centre for Women's studies teaching team have received the Vice Chancellor's Award for teaching.

Gender and Migration Bibliography

Tuesday 10 November 2020

Student compiled bibliography from the Gender and Migration module 2019-20 is made available.

Open Letter from CWS staff to students on Black Lives Matter

Thursday 18 June 2020

Click to see the open letter from CWS staff on Black Lives Matter

CWS Student Published in 'Feminist Media Studies'

Thursday 14 May 2020

We are delighted to congratulate CWS GEMMA student Aline Rodrigues Silva on the recent publication of her book review in Feminist Media Studies, Volume 20(3).

#FreePatrick Demonstration

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

Virtual Open Day

Monday 24 February 2020

The Centre for Women's Studies is taking part in the Social Sciences Virtual Open Day on the 30th November 2020 13:00-15:00.

GEMMA applications are now open

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.

Telling Feminist Stories: Research and Activism Around the World

Wednesday 6 March 2019

CWS is pleased to have hosted a very successful afternoon of talks on 2 March 2019, in conjunction with York International Women's Week. The event featured one of the Centre's lecturers and eight PhD researchers sharing 10-minute talks about their research on local and global issues affecting women today. Speakers presented to a sold out event at York's city-centre York Explore Library and also had the chance to engage in lively Q&A sessions with the audience.

GEMMA Erasmus Mundus Scholarship

Sunday 13 January 2019

Erasmus Mundus Scholarships for the MA in Gender and Women's Studies (GEMMA) is now open. The scholarships will fund the tuition fees, participation cost and a contribution to subsistence / travel costs. These scholarships are open to all eligible International students.

British Sociological Association highlight the launch of our new MA in Women's and Gender Studies (GEMMA)

Thursday 13 December 2018

We are excited to feature in the British Sociological Association Magazine for Autumn 2018 to announce the introduction of our new MA in Women's and Gender Studies (GEMMA).

CWS has joined new collaborative European sponsored Masters

Thursday 8 November 2018

The Centre for Women’s Studies (CWS) has joined a consortium of leading international Women’s and Gender Studies departments to deliver the GEMMA Masters programme, a recognised European ‘Masters of Excellence’.

CWS PhD student's success at Public Engagement

Monday 5 November 2018

Jamie Khoo our PhD student has recently won the People Choice award at the national finals of the 3MT and become a finalist in the Falling Walls Lab in Surrey. Read about her success and watch her presentation.

Virtual Open Day - 20th November 15:00-17:00

Wednesday 31 October 2018

The Centre for Women's Studies will be attending a Virtual Open Day on the 20th November 2018 15:00-17:00. If you are interested in or have applied to our MA or PhD programme do feel free to join us. Our admissions tutor will be there to answer your questions. More information can be found on the University of York website:

CWS in the House of Commons

Sunday 30 September 2018

Dr Rachel Alsop from the Centre for Women’s Studies spoke on gender-based violence in new migrant communities in the UK at an event held at the House of Commons on Wednesday 26th September.

Welcome to our new academic staff

Monday 3 September 2018

We are very pleased to welcome two new lecturers to the Centre; Dr Rachel Alsop and Dr Boriana Alexandrova.

MA in (GEMMA) Gender and Women's Studies

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

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

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'.

Teamwork Pays: Film Screening Project

Wednesday 10 May 2017

Joy Ogbemudia and Kailing Xie, PhD research students, Centre for Women’s Studies, University of York.

Feminism in the Academy and Beyond

Wednesday 15 February 2017

CWS members contribute to Social Research Publications' Discover Society website.

Presenting her BBC Three documentary

Tuesday 14 February 2017

CWS PhD student Emily Yates writes about her experience making a documentary for BBC Three.

Welcome to our new Research Fellow in Gender Inequality

Thursday 9 February 2017

We are delighted to be able to appoint Dr Evangeline Tsao as our new Research Fellow in Gender Equality.

In Sisterhood: CWS annual Sisterhood-in-Action conference 2017

Thursday 9 February 2017

Article by Jamie Khoo and O'Dessa.

YorkTalks PhD Research in the Spotlight Competition

Wednesday 11 January 2017

Feedback on the PhD Research in the Spotlight Experience Qiu, Shuang, PhD student, Centre for Women’s Studies, University of York

PhD student's article in Africa Studies Bulletin

Tuesday 10 January 2017

Read PhD student Manel Zouabi's article in Africa Studies Bulletin 78 (Winter 2016/17).

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