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Cynthia Nelson Institute for Gender and Women's Studies

The Cynthia Nelson Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies (IGWS) is an academic research institute and a graduate teaching center for scholars, researchers and graduate students interested in gender issues in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.

The research institute serves as a resource nexus through which research projects, conferences, workshops and educational programs on gender issues are initiated and discussed.

The graduate center provides students with an interdisciplinary and transnational perspective in GWST with a special emphasis on situating the Middle East and North Africa region in a comparative Global South perspective.