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  • Female students in Daleah Goodwin's Women's Studies class smile in desks
  • Women's Studies faculty and community leaders at a panel

    Women's Studies Events

    Include lectures, panel discussions, conferences, and film festivals

  • A female student smiles in Daleah Goodwin's class at UGA

    Women's Studies Courses

    Equip students with critical and analytical skills

Welcome to the Institute for Women's Studies

The University of Georgia Institute for Women’s Studies provides a feminist interdisciplinary perspective on women and gender. Administratively a program in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Women’s Studies cooperates with departments of all schools and colleges of the University in developing its curriculum and programming.

Traditional academic disciplines have devoted little systematic attention to issues of gender, race, class, and sexuality. In the past 40 years, feminist scholars have contributed to the reinterpretation of existing data and to the presentation of new knowledge about the diversity of women’s experiences. Through course work and outreach, the Institute for Women’s Studies offers students an opportunity to explore women’s lives in global and multicultural contexts.

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Upcoming Events

Memorial Hall Ballroom

Georgia Museum of Art , M. Smith Griffith Auditorium

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Join us for a month of talks, films, exhibits, workshops, and activities!
Katie Hurlock and Elise Robinson, Graduate Teaching Assistants in the Institute for Women's Studies, attended the 2022 National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota in November 2022.
Elise Robinson, doctoral candidate in the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies and a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Institute for Women's Studies, was recently interviewed on The Uplift Podcast, a podcast dedicated to uplifting women leaders, at all levels, in higher educati

Support UGA Women's Studies

The Institute of Women's Studies appreciates your financial support. Your gift is important to us and helps support critical opportunities for students and faculty alike, including lectures, travel support, and any number of educational events that augment the classroom experience. Click here to learn more.

Every dollar contributed to the department has a direct impact on our students and faculty.

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Women and Girls in Georgia Conference

The biennial Women and Girls in Georgia Conference was established in 2007 to encourage and highlight research by, for, and about women and girls in Georgia, in all their diversity. Hosted by the Institute for Women’s Studies at the University of Georgia, the conference brings together academics, activists, and community members to share expertise, strengthen networks, and strategize for positive social change in Georgia and beyond.

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Learn more about the Women and Girls in Georgia Conference