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Support IRWGS

Support IRWGS!

The Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality (IRWGS) relies on the generosity of alumni, friends, and others to help support our teaching, research, and new programming initiatives. Since its founding in 1987, the Institute has promoted dynamic undergraduate and graduate training, supported the publication of cutting-edge scholarship, fostered community among students and faculty, and sponsored a wide range of events in Women’s, Gender, Sexuality and Queer Studies at Columbia University.

IRWGS is the central hub for teaching and learning in the fields of Women’s, Gender, Sexuality, and Queer Studies on Columbia’s campus. The Institute is committed to highlight cutting edge feminist and queer scholarship through both our academic programming and research support. We invite you to join us in our efforts! Current use contributions to IRWGS help us to support a wide range of initiatives, including our annual programming series and research support for both undergraduate and graduate students, such as our annual undergraduate Women and Gender Studies Award and the Queer Studies Award.

Endowments and Scholarships

If you would like to contribute towards the creation of an endowment for a lecture or a named scholarship or support the Institute in a specific way, please contact IRWGS Associate Director Ryan Grubbs.


The Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality is the locus of interdisciplinary feminist and queer scholarship and teaching at Columbia University.

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