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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.

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.

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

Thursday 9 February 2017

Article by Jamie Khoo and O'Dessa.

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.

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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