Gender Justice SIG



The purpose of the Gender Justice SIG is to offer a supportive intellectual space for researchers and practitioners to share their work, network with each other, and advance the field. It also offers a mechanism for promoting issues, challenges and successes in the area of Gender Justice within the CIES and beyond.

Gender Justice is a rapidly growing field in education. This is evidenced by changes and innovations in education programs and practice; the increasing number of journals focused on gender research; conferences taking place in different regions of the world; and jobs in gender and education practice. Such growth indicates a need for space to engage in critical conversations on the complexities of gendered cross-cutting issues, emergent theoretical approaches, new methods of intersectional analyses, and innovations in transformational practices.



The CIES Special Interest Group (SIG) directory ( provides a complete list of the mission, officers, and work of our over 35 SIGs, which are sorted by region or topic.

You must be a member of CIES to join a SIG, which can be done any time during the year.

There are three ways to join a SIG:

  1. Online, any time of the year, when renewing your CIES membership including the SIG dues. Please go to,
  2. Online, when registering as a presenter for the CIES Conference, which requires CIES membership. A specific link will be available for each conference.
  3. By mail or phone. Please contact the Office of the Executive Director (OED) Membership Coordinator by email at,, or by phone during business hours at (412) 383-3945.