Until further notice, the University of Arizona, in accordance with the guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, encourages all employees to work remotely. The Department of Gender and Women’s Studies office is closed to the public, but you can reach us, Monday–Friday 8am-4pm, at 520-621-7338 or by email to SBS-GWS@email.arizona.edu

We at the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies stand with UA’s Institute for LGBT Studies to “vehemently oppose the continued attack on transgender rights. We stand in solidarity with our trans* family, friends, colleagues, and community and are committed to support movement toward inclusive education in Arizona, which encompasses trans* peoples’ right to participate in sports and athletic teams.”

Jill M. Williams

About Jill M. Williams

Dr. Jill Williams stepped in as WISE Director in November of 2014. Before taking this position, Jill completed an MA in Women's Studies from the University of Cincinnati and a PhD in Geography from the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University. She has worked extensively with the Geographic Perspectives on Women Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers to increase diversity in the field of geography and promote feminist geographic research more broadly.

In addition to developing and implementing outreach and student engagement opportunities as Director of WISE, Jill also maintains an active research agenda focused on understanding contemporary border and immigration enforcement policies and their effects.

You may contact Jill at JillMWilliams@email.arizona.edu if you are interested in getting involved with WISE or have other questions.



Ph.D., Geography, Clark University, 2013

M.A., Women’s Studies, University of Cincinnati, 2008

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Contact Information

Jill M. Williams
Director, Women in Science and Engineering Program
Telephone: 520-626-9152
Office: GWS Building, 202a