American University in Cairo (AUC)
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 resources nexus through which research projects, conferences, workshops, policy debates and educational programs on gender issues are engaged.
The graduate program in Gender and Women’s Studies at AUC offers an interdisciplinary field of analysis that draws its questions and approaches from the humanities and social sciences through investigating how relations of gender are embedded in social, political, and cultural formations. It provides students with an interdisciplinary and transnational perspective with special emphasis on the Middle East and North African region.