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“The M.Phil. year was one of the best years of my life”
Cathy Cregan, M.Phil. Student, 2001-02

Welcome to the Centre for Gender and Women's Studies

Kathy Prendergast, Untitled, 1985, watercolour, 56.5 x 75.6 cm, TCD Collections.

Kathy Prendergast, Untitled, 1985, watercolour, 56.5 x 75.6 cm, TCD Collections

The Centre for Women's Studies was established in Trinity College in July, 1988. In 1999, in order to reflect the increasing diversity of its interests in areas such as sexualities and masculinities, the Centre expanded its title and remit to become the Centre for Gender and Women's Studies. In 2005, the Centre became a full member of the School of Histories and Humanities. According to a 2006 evaluation, ‘Trinity is now the academically strongest Gender and Women's Studies Centre in Ireland'

Since its inception, the Centre has developed and sustained an M.Phil programme and a doctoral programme of the highest quality, has undertaken significant research activities and engaged in both innovative and traditional community outreach. Members of the Centre are recognised both nationally and throughout the EU for their expertise on gender issues.

Dr. Catherine Lawless

Director/Academic Co-ordinator

News & Events

Dr Mary Healy

Congratulations to CGWS Research Associate Dr Mary Healy and her successful applications to the IRC New Foundations Awards
20th Mar 2014

Friday 21st March: International Student Coffee Morning
The School/Department is delighted to host an International Student Coffee Morning for all its International students (Visiting, Undergraduate and Postgraduate) based in the School of Histories and Humanities.
The coffee morning will take place on Friday 21st March from 12.30 to 1.30pm in Room 4017, 4th Floor, Arts Building (located next to the lift). This is an opportunity for all international students within the School/Department to meet each other, meet with members of staff and find out about services available to international students. We look forward to welcoming you to the coffee morning.

Last updated 20 March 2014 Email: (Email).