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The Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen) serves as Michigan State University's hub for gender and sexuality research, teaching, and engagement with a global perspective. Our mission is to connect scholars, students, and community stakeholders with feminist knowledge to advance social change. 

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Our interdisciplinary research home (and physical office) is within International Studies and Programs, while our academic programs are housed primarily within the College of Arts & Letters. Working with these and other units across campus, we provide opportunities for active learning, including eventseducation abroad programs, research mentoring, and internships. These experiences deepen our constituency's understanding of gender relations, the cultural and material politics of place, and the relationships between global and local transformations in real-world contexts.

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Center for Gender in Global Context
International Center
427 N. Shaw Lane, Room 206
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: 517-353-5040
Email: gencen(at)

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