Education & Education Reform

Women and girls have made substantial progress in educational attainment. Today in the US women receive more than half of all college degrees – and have almost achieved parity with men in advanced degrees in law, medicine and other disciplines. But several gaps persist, and more importantly, disparities remain among diverse women according to race, income, immigrant status and other socio-economic factors. Improving access to quality education for all students including adolescent girls and mothers needs to become a national and global priority. Explore the resources listed below, including Related Categories links, or use the Keyword Search for more information.

Applied Women's Studies Program

If you want to change society, you need knowledge, credentials, and practical skills. The MA in Applied Women's Studies combines first-rate education with a caring, supportive faculty, hands-on experience, and career-enchancing skills.

Applied Women's Studies gives you the opportunity to use knowledge in women's issues as a vital force for change in today's world. At the heart of Applied Women's Studies is an internship requirement. The internship affords unique opportunities far beyond the walls of the classroom.

Greater Los Angeles offers one of the richest cultural mixes in the world, providing a wide variety of possibilities for internships in education, legal advocacy, community organizations, and women's centers, performing arts in the schools, prisons, shelters, and homes for battered women.

Contact

150 E. 10th St.
Claremont, CA 91711
Ph. (909) 607-7964

http://www.cgu.edu/pages/1477.asp
Linda.Perkins@cgu.edu


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Linda M. Perkins, Director, Applied Women's Studies
E-mail: linda.perkins@cgu.edu

Janet Farrell Brodie, Chair, History Department
E-mail: janet.brodie@cgu.edu

Robert Dawidoff, History Department
E-mail: robert.dawidoff@cgu.edu

Patricia Easton, Philosophy Department
E-mail: patricia.easton@cgu.edu

Lori Anne Ferrell, English and History Departments
E-mail: lori.ferrell@cgu.edu

Gondy Leroy, School of Information Systems & Technology
E-mail: gondy.leroy@cgu.edu

Jean Lipman-Blumen, Drucker School of Management
E-mail: jeanlipman@earthlink.net

Wendy Martin, Chair, English Department
E-mail: wendy.martin@cgu.edu

Tammi J. Schneider, School of Religion
E-mail: tammi.schneider@cgu.edu

Jean Reith Schroedel, School of Politics & Economics
E-mail: jean.schroedel@cgu.edu

Gail Thompson, School of Educational Studies
E-mail: gail.thompson@cgu.edu

Karen Jo Torjesen, School of Religion
E-mail: karen.torjesen@cgu.edu
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Perkins, Linda. 1997. "The African American Female Elite:  The Early History of African American Women in the Seven Sister Colleges, 1880-1960." Harvard Educational Review. 


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Location: 
United States
33° 44' 56.382" N, 84° 23' 16.7352" W
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Beverly Guy Sheftall, Ph.D., is the founding director of the Women's Research and Resource Center and the Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Women's Studies at Spelman College.  She is also adjunct professor at Emory University's Institute for Women's Studies where she teaches graduate courses. At the age of sixteen, she entered Spelman College where she majored in English and minored in secondary education.  After graduation with honors, she attended Wellesley College for a fifth year of study in English.  In 1968, she entered Atlanta to pursue a master's degree in English; her thesis was entitled, "Faulkner's Treatment of Women in His Major Novels."  A year later she began her first teaching job in the Department of English at Alabama State University in Montgomery, Alabama.

Location

Atlanta, GA
United States
33° 44' 56.382" N, 84° 23' 16.7352" W

The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC)

URL: 
http://www.nwlc.org

Center for Research on Women

The mission of the Center for Research on Women (CROW) is to conduct, promote, and disseminate scholarship on women and social inequality.
 
The Center for Research on Women has investigated issues of gender, race, class and social inequality for 30 years. An interdisciplinary unit within the College of Arts & Sciences, this thriving academic center is home to collaborative researchers committed to scholarly excellence and deep community involvement.
 
The Center is regarded as a national leader in promoting an integrative approach to understanding and addressing inequities in our society. The Center's approach to research, theory and programming emphasizes the structural relationships among race, class, gender, and sexuality, particularly in the U.S.

Contact


Memphis, TN 38152-3530
Ph. (901) 678-2770
Fx. (901) 678-3652
http://www.memphis.edu/crow/
crow@memphis.edu
lynda.sagrestano@memphis.edu

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Lynda M. Sagrestano, Ph.D., Director
Ph. (901) 678-2780
E-mail: lsagrstn@memphis.edu

Lornette Stokes, B.S., Administrative Secretary
Ph. (901) 678-2770
E-mail: lwstokes@memphis.edu

Teresa A. Diener, M.A., Project Coordinator, Community Voice Evaluation
Ph. (901) 678-2293
E-mail: tdiener@memphis.edu

Naketa M. Edney, M.A., Research Associate, Community Voice Evaluation
Ph. (901) 678-2153
E-mail: nedney@memphis.edu

Jennifer Gooch, M.A., Research Associate, Women's Economic Security: Campaign
Ph. (901) 678-2642
E-mail: jgooch@memphis.edu
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Women's Academic Network
The Women's Academic Network provides women on our campus with an informal opportunity to meet new colleagues, socialize, and discuss topics of interest and relevance to women in academia.

Women's Research Forum
The Center invites women scholars to present their work on campus in a public forum.

Memphis Safe Campus Initiative
CROW is conducting research on campus safety, as well as working to prevent and reduce violence against women on the University of Memphis campus.

MemTV is a collaborative effort of over 30 agencies and organizations in the Greater Mid South area who envision a future where all teens are taught comprehensive sex education, teens' onset of sexual intercourse is delayed, teen pregnancies are reduced/eliminated, and teen parents are provided assistance.

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National Women's Studies Association

Established in 1977, the National Women's Studies Association has as one of its primary objectives promoting and supporting the production and dissemination of knowledge about women and gender through teaching, learning, research and service in academic and other settings.

Our commitments are to: illuminate the ways in which women’s studies are vital to education; to demonstrate the contributions of feminist scholarship that is comparative, global, intersectional and interdisciplinary to understandings of the arts, humanities, social sciences and sciences; and to promote synergistic relationships between scholarship, teaching and civic engagement in understandings of culture and society.

Contact

11 E Mount Royal Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21202
Ph. 410-528-0355
Fx. 410-528-0357
http://www.nwsa.org
nwsaoffice@nwsa.org


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Allison Kimmich, Executive Director
Ph. (973) 783-0438
E-mail: allison.kimmich@nwsa.org

Patti Provance, Deputy Director
Ph. (301) 403-0407
E-mail:patti.provance@nwsa.org

Kira Wisniewski, Operations Manager
Ph. (301) 403-0407
E-mail: kira@nwsa.org
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Gloria E. Anzaldúa Book Prize

The prize includes $1,000 and recognition for groundbreaking monographs in women's studies that makes significant multicultural feminist contributions to women of color/transnational scholarship.

The prize honors Gloria Anzaldúa, a valued and long-active member of the National Women's Studies Association.

Sara A. Whaley Book Prize

Thanks to a generous bequest from Sara A. Whaley, NWSA will offer two $2,000 Sara A. Whaley book awards on the topic of women and labor. This prize honors Sara Whaley, who owned Rush Publishing and was the editor of Women's Studies Abstracts. Each year NWSA will award up to 2 book awards for monographs that address women and labor.

NWSA-University of Illinois Press First Book Prize

The National Women's Studies Association and the University of Illinois Press are pleased to announce a new competition for the best dissertation or first book manuscript by a single author in the field of women's and gender studies. Applicants must be National Women's Studies Association members. We welcome nonfiction manuscripts that exemplify cutting-edge intersectional feminist scholarship, whether the area of focus is historical or contemporary. The competition is open to scholars from all disciplinary backgrounds, but we especially encourage work that speaks effectively across disciplines, and projects that offer new perspectives on concerns central to the field of women's and gender studies.

Outstanding Achievement Award

The annual NWSA Women’s Centers Outstanding Achievement award is given to remarkable women working in Women’s Centers/Gender Equity Centers who have accomplished a significant endeavor to improve the lives of women, and have addressed gender equity, sexism and other forms of oppression.

Emerging Leader Award

An Emerging Leader is an individual new to the field of Women’s Center/Gender Equity Centers who has demonstrated extraordinary dedication to the issues that affect women on campus, in their community or globally.

Founders Awards

While collaborative efforts of many faculty, students and staff contributed to the establishment of the early women’s centers in the academy, this award is a special recognition of the pioneers who were the first directors of a college or university women’s center that has continued to serve students, faculty, and/or staff for at least two decades.

Lifetime Achievement Award

This award is given to an individual whose professional accomplishments includes leadership and service for a significant period of time as a Women’s Center director at one or more institutions of higher education in their professional career. This individual will have served as an effective visionary on behalf of women’s equality and lives, as an advocate, role model and mentor to other women and those dedicated to gender equity, and as one whose engagement with policy and systemic change has helped shaped the course of women’s and gender issues in her workplace, and, thus, provided a standard of excellence and enduring legacy.

NWSA Graduate Scholarship

NWSA will award $1,000 to a student who, in the fall of the year of the award, will be engaged in the research or writing stages of a Master's Thesis or Ph.D. Dissertation in the interdisciplinary field of women's studies. The research project must be on women and must enhance the NWSA mission. This opportunity is open to current NWSA members.

Lesbian Caucus Award

The purpose of the annual NWSA Lesbian Caucus Award is to provide a $500 research award in recognition of a Master’s Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation research project in areas of Lesbian, Queer, and LGBT Studies that resonates with the mission of NWSA.

Women of Color Caucus Awards

The purpose of the Women of Color Caucus Student Essay Awards is to discover, encourage, and promote the intellectual development of emerging scholars who engage in critical theoretical discussions and/or analyses about feminist/womanist issues concerning women and girls of color in the United States and the diaspora.


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Center for the Education of Women

The University of Michigan Center for the Education of Women (CEW) advances the personal, educational, career, professional and leadership potential of women. The services, programs, applied research, and action initiatives conducted by CEW promote inclusiveness and equity within the University, across the state and throughout the nation.

Founded in 1964, the Center for the Education of Women, within the University of Michigan, was one of the nation's first comprehensive, university-based centers focused on women.  Designed to serve the needs of women students as well as women returning to school or work, CEW (then known as the Center for the Continuing Education of Women) was founded with a three part mission of service, advocacy, and research. CEW maintains that mission today, serving University students, staff and faculty, community members, women and men, facing educational, employment or other life issues.

Contact

330 E. Liberty St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2274
Ph. (734) 764-6005
Fx. (734) 998-6203
http://www.cew.umich.edu
cew.mail@umich.edu
contactcew@umich.edu

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Gloria Thomas, Executive Director
Ph. (734) 764-7640
E-mail: gthomas@umich.edu

Wanlanda Ault, Fianance Assistant

Kristina Bee, Development and Scholarship Assistant

Jacqueline Bowman, Senior Counselor and Program Specialist

Eilisha Dermont, Communications Manager
Ph. (734) 764-6277
E-mail: edermont@umich.edu

Kirsten Elling, Associate Director for Counseling, Programs and Services

Connie Hansen, Assistant to the Director
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RESEARCH

Center researchers are currently analyzing the results of the Faculty Work-Life Study, a joint project of the Center for the Education of Women and the UM Center for Research on Learning and Teaching. The survey of UM faculty included questions about climate, workload, sources of satisfaction and stress, and incorporate AAUDI questions for comparison to similar institutions.  This project also provides comparison to the 1998 FWLS.

Contingent Faculty in a Tenure Track World - CEW researchers held focus groups with full- and part-time non-tenure track (NTT) faculty at twelve research universities across the country. In total, we conducted 24 ninety-minute focus groups with a total of 343 full- and part-time NTT faculty. A report of the project is available  and a video based on the project explores the responses of focus group members. The project was funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

The National Clearinghouse on Academic Worklife  (www.academicworklife.org) combines into a single website information resources and community discussions to support those who study or participate in academic work.  Up to date articles and policy examples are available on topics ranging from family-friendly benefits, tenure attainment, and faculty satisfaction to policy development, productivity, and demographics.  An email newsletter is also available free to subscribers. This clearinghouse was developed  through a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

The Dual Career Ladder Project, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, resulted in several publications based on the findings of our institutional survey of U.S. institutions of higher education.  highlighting the numbers, working conditions and perceived contributions of non tenure track faculty.  These are available on the CEW website.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

CEW’s Advanced Leadership Program offers middle management University of Michigan staff, recommended by their supervisors, an eight-month skill development workshop series and accompanying change management project.  This program has been offered annually for nearly 10 years. 

 

Focus on Leadership, addresses the need for leadership development and training for staff not yet in key middle-management positions or not yet ready for the more extensive Advanced Leadership Program.  Offered to approximately 30 individuals annually, this program offers participants an introduction to leadership concepts while it assists participants in developing an identity as a potential leader.

 

Emerging Leaders Iniative  CEW is currently developing an innovative nine-month program for emerging leaders (those with less than 6 years in their career fields) over the course of two years. The program will focus on women from a specific Michigan urban region, combining those from the private and the non-profit sectors.  The program combines in-person sessions, career coaching by senior leaders, and ongoing support and learning using web 2.0 tools including social media and online learning. 

PROGRAMS

CEW offers about 50 programs each term, covering topics such as careers, career change and job searching, work-life balance, leadership development, and focused programs for graduate students and post-docs.  In addition, CEW brings special events and speakers to the campus and community. 

In addition, CEW leads three support networks for University of Michigan women: Women of Color in the Academy Project and Junior Women Faculty Network for women faculty and the Women of Color Task Force for women staff.  These networks offer support, mentoring, and learning opportunities for participants.  The Task Force delivers a campus-wide career conference annually, with about 550 participants. 

CEW provides free counseling to students, faculty and staff of the University as well as to women and men in the community.  Each year over 1,000 adults are seen by CEW’s professional counselors.


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Reports & Resources

2012
 
"Factors Contributing to Job Satisfaction and Dissatisfaction among Non-Tenure-Track Faculty" By Jean Waltman, Inger Bergom, Carol Hollenshead, Jeanne Miller, and Louise August. The Journal of Higher Education, May/June 2012 83:3.  
 
Success for Nontraditional Students at Elite Institution, On Campus with Women v.40, no 3. By Gloria D. Thomas and Carol Hollenshead
 
2010
 
 
2009
 
 
"Satisfaction and Discontent: Voices of Non-Tenure-Track Faculty," By Inger Bergom and Jean Waltman. In On Campus With Women, vol 37, #3, 2009.
 
2008
 
Women of Color Faculty at the University of Michigan: Recruitment, Retention, and Campus Climate. Aimee Cox, PhD, Research Investigator Center for the Education of Women, CEW Jean Campbell Research Scholar (Executive Summary)
 
 
 
Developing a Transparent Tenure Process (Resources for Deans and Chairs)
 
Enabling Junior Faculty Success (Resources for Deans and Chairs)
 
2007
 

Post-Apartheid South Africa: Creating Critically Leaderful Schools that Make a Difference, 
Juliet Perumal, University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa) and CEW Visting Scholar, 2007.

How American Men's Participation in Housework and Child-care Affects Wives' Careers. 
Renge Jibu, CEW Visiting Scholar

 
 
 
2006
Attrition Among Female Tenure-Track Faculty, paper presented at AIR, May 18, 2006, Louise August
 
A Commitment to Volunteerism. Louise August, Carol Hollenshead and Sally Schmall
 

The Gender Impact of the Proposed Michigan Civil Rights Initiative: Research Brief. 
Susan Kaufmann

 

It Isn't Over: The Continuing Under-Representation of Female Faculty, paper presented at AIR, 
May 18, 2006, Louise August.

 
Non Tenure Track Faculty: The Landscape at U.S. Institutions of Higher Education: Full Report. Includes the Executive Summary as well as tables and charts reporting analyses of the survey data.
 
 
 
 
 
 
2005
 
 
 
 

Tenure Clock, Modified Duties, and Sick Leave Policies: Creating 'A Network of Support and Understanding' for University of Michigan Faculty Women During Pregnancy and Childbirth, 
Jean Waltman and Louise August

"Gender, Family, and Flexibility in Academia" Jeanne E. Miller and Carol Hollenshead in ChangeNovember/December 2005, pp.58-62
 
2004
 
"Developing and Implementing Work – Family Policies for Faculty," Beth Sullivan, Carol Hollenshead and Gilia Smith in Academe: Bulletin of the American Association of University Professors. November-December 2004.
 
2003
 
The 2003 Michigan Women's Leadership Index: Executive Summary, produced jointly by CEW and the Detroit Women's Economic Club.
 
Women at the University of Michigan: A Statistical Report on the Status of Women Students, Staff and Faculty on the Ann Arbor Campus, compiled by staff from CEW, Human Resource Records and Information Services, and the Office of Budget and Planning. (Replaced by 2010 Report)
 
2002
 
 
Sexing the Single Girl. Deborah Siegel, CEW Visiting Scholar
 
“Work/family policies in higher education: Survey data and case studies of policy implementation" by Carol S. Hollenshead, Beth Sullivan, Gilia C. Smith, Louise August, and Susan Hamilton is a chapter of The Challenge of Balancing Faculty Careers and Family Work, New Directions in Higher Education no. 130, 2005, 41-65.
 
2001
 
 
2000
 
 
Women and Higher Education 2000: Michigan: a "Smart State" for Women? Susan Kaufmann, Sally Sharp, Jeanne E. Miller, and Jean Waltman

Women and the MBA: Gateway to Opportunity­ (Findings) A joint report from CEW, Catalyst, and the University of Michigan Business School 
Women and the MBA. The full report is available through Catalyst.

Before 2000
 
Former Women Faculty: Reasons for Leaving One Research University. Stacy A. Wenzel and Carol Hollenshead 1998

The Michigan Faculty Work-Life Study 1999. Executive SummaryComplete Report
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Visiting Scholar Program

The Visiting Scholar Program is an opportunity for scholars to pursue research projects relevant to women using the vast resources available through the Center for the Education of Women (CEW) and the University of Michigan. Scholars must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree. A scholar's stay at the Center can range from one to twelve months, as appropriate to the scholar's research needs. Visiting Scholars prepare a working paper based upon their research, which is published as part of the Center's series of occasional papers.

Robin Wright Graduate Fellowship

The Center for the Education of Women announces the Robin Wright Graduate Fellowship with a grant of up to $3,200. The fund will support research by a graduate student from the Islamic World or Africa matriculating in the Rackham Graduate School.


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Consortium for Women and Research

The Consortium for Women and Research is dedicated to the support of research by and on women and on gender in its multiple intersections with race, class, sexual identity, and other categories of identity and analysis. The Consortium expresses this support through:
  • Research and Travel Awards
  • Fostering interdisciplinary dialogue among scholars and activists, 
    off campus communities and policy makers
  • Recognizing and rewarding accomplishments in mentoring
  • Advocating support for women's professional advancement in the 
    University
  • Contributing to community and mentoring among women scholars 
    on campus

Contact

One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
Ph. 530-754-8852
Fx. 530-754-8853
http://cwr.ucdavis.edu/
consortiumforwomen@ucdavis.edu


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Laura Grindstaff, Director
Ph. (530) 754-8852
E-mail: lagrindstaff@ucdavis.edu

Beverly Babcock, Program Coordinator
Ph. (530) 754-8851
E-mail: bababcock@ucdavis.edu
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The Consortium for Women and Research brings top-ranking women scientists to campus to discuss their research and to meet with faculty and graduate students for a lively and thoughtful conversation about the issues that women scientists face and the best strategies for dealing with them.
 
 
 
Chaotic Cabal
Susan-Jane Harrison, Dramatic Arts
Jarrell Chua, Dramatic Arts

Cross-Cultural Women's and Gender History Program
Victoria Langland, History

Gender and Militarization
Hilary Berwick, Cultural Studies

Language Revitalization
Martha Maci, Native American Studies

Uneasy Remains
Gina Caison, English


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Visiting Scholars Program

The Consortium for Women and Research is pleased to announce the continuation of its Visiting Scholars Program. Each year we provide a small group of competitively selected domestic and international scholars with university affiliation, library privileges, shared office space (when possible), computer/internet access, and the opportunity to participate in the Consortium’s events.

Graduate Student Travel Awards
Provides funds to graduate students in any field for travel to professional conferences, workshops, or professional events for the purpose of presenting their own research or creative work and for engaging in networking plan of their own construction. Historically, the Consortium has given preference to students in the areas of research for which funding is not easily available. It has also funded students in areas in which women are distinctly under represented.
Travel Awards are to be used for travel from December 15, 2012 through June 30, 2013. Awards limited to $500 domestic and $800 international travel.

First-Year Post-Doctoral Travel Award
These awards provide funding to women in their first year of post-doctoral study in any of the STEM disciplines for travel to professional meetings for the purpose of presenting their
PhD research and implementing a networking plan of their own construction. The consortium gives priority to proposals from scholars whose research focuses on gender and/or who are in STEM fields in which women are distinctly underrepresented. 

Outstanding Mentor Awards
Honor Academic Senate and Academic Federation members for mentoring women post-docs and graduate students in research and professional development. They include $500 towards research support.

Graduate Research Awards (GRA)
Funds graduate student research and creative work up to $1,000 in three areas:
- Research about women and gender in its multiple intersections with race, class, sexual and national identity.
- Research that focuses on or leads to the improvement of the lives of girls or women.
- Research in the natural and physical sciences or engineering that advances the Consortium's goals.

Research Interest Group Awards
Research Interest Groups are groups of faculty, graduate students, and postdocs who are engaged in collaborative, interdisciplinary research projects by and about women and/or gender in its intersections with race, class, sexual and national identity, and the like. Provides funds to sponsor Research Interest Groups in order to facilitate collaborative, cross-disciplinary research and inquiry by and about women and about gender in its multiple intersections with race, class, sexual and national identity, create opportunities for cross-disciplinary discussion among scholars, create support groups that assist RIG members in preparing and submitting grant proposals, and build better connections between scholars, policy makers,activists and/or local communities.


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Beatrice Bain Research Group

The Beatrice Bain Research Group (BBRG) is the University of California at Berkeley's research center on gender and women, established in 1986. The BBRG is particularly interested in enabling research on gender in its intersections with sexuality, race, class, nation, religion, postcoloniality and transnational feminisms. To meet the needs of its various constituencies, the BBRG engages in a range of activities. These include: the Scholars In Residence Program; the Affiliated Scholars Program; Scholars in Residence Panels; Invited Lectures Series; and co-sponsorship with other research units, departments and organizations on campus of conferences, lectures and other events with feminist content.

Contact


Berkeley, CA 94720-2050
Ph. 510-643-7172
Fx. 510-643-0246
http://bbrg.berkeley.edu/
bbrg@berkeley.edu


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Trinh T. Minh-ha, Professor of Gender & Women's Studies and Rhetoric, Vice Chair for Research, Gender and Women's Studies
E-mail: trinh@berkeley.edu

Gillian Edgelow, Program Administrator
gilliane@berkeley.edu
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Scholars in the field of feminist research from throughout the world tender applications for Visiting Scholar status at BBRG. These honorary affiliates are chosen on the strength of their research projects and the ability of the faculty or library resources on the Berkeley campus to meet their research needs. Scholars generally remain at BBRG for six months to one year, and are expected to complete the project they originally proposed. They are also to participate regularly in BBRG's scholarly life and academic programs. These scholars are granted access to the university library system, photocopy and mailing privileges, and shared office space.

Scholars in Residence Program

Among its programs and activities, the BBRG has a Scholars-in-Residence Program. Under the auspices of this Program, each year the BBRG hosts a new group of approximately ten competitively selected scholars from the U.S. and abroad for a period of one academic year.

Affiliated Scholars Program

Among the BBRG programs and activities is the BBRG Affiliated Scholars Program, designed to accommodate visiting scholars who would like to spend a relatively short period of time in residence, ranging from one month to one semester. (For a period of residency of one full academic year, please see the BBRG Scholars-in-Residence Program). The BBRG Affiliated Scholars Program is open to scholars who meet UC Berkeley's visiting scholar definition, from the U.S. and abroad, whose work is centrally on women and gender. Applicants must have the Ph.D. in hand one year prior to the beginning of the appointment.


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Clayman Institute for Gender Research

Founded in 1974, the Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University creates knowledge and seeks to implement change to promote gender equality. Our current focus is Moving Beyond the Stalled Gender Revolution. We are bringing together an intellectually diverse group of scholars to provide new insights into the barriers to women's advancement and to propose novel and workable solutions to advancing gender equality.

Contact

589 Capistrano Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8640
Ph. (650) 723-1994
Fx. (650) 725-0374
http://gender.stanford.edu/
gender-email@stanford.edu


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Lori Nishiura Mackenzie, Executive Director
PH. (650) 723-1994
Email: lorim@stanford.edu

Shelley J. Correll, Director, Clayman Institute
Ph. (650) 723-1994
E-mail: scorrell@stanford.edu

Ann Enthoven, Program Manager
E-mail: ann.enthoven@stanford.edu

Andrea Rees Davies, Director of Programs and Research
E-mail: ardavies@stanford.edu

Wendy Skidmore, Program Associate

Marion Groh Marquardt, Web Specialist
Email: marionm@stanford.edu
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Ms. at 40 and the Future of Feminism

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Ms. magazine in January 2012 at Stanford University. A keynote speech by Ms. founding editor, Gloria Steinem, will be the centerpiece of a Winter Quarter series of events that looks back on what Ms. has meant to its readers over the last 40 years and that looks ahead to what feminism may mean for the next generation.  
 
 
According to national studies, women hold more than half of all professional occupations in the U.S. but fewer than 24 percent of all computing-related occupations, representing a huge pool of untapped talent. The numbers are not moving in favor of increasing women's participation in technology; in 2008 women earned only 18 percent of all computer science degrees. Back in 1985, women earned 37 percent of CS degrees, nearly double today's share.

The Clayman Institute for Gender Research conducted two studies looking at the participation of women in technology and offering new ideas and solutions for increasing the role women play in the development and use of technology.
 
 
The lectures will take place in Winter Quarter at Stanford University. Lecturers will be selected competitively. Nominations by must include a description of the contribution of the nominee to advancing gender equality. Special emphasis will be placed on inviting women of color, women who reach across traditional disciplinary boundaries, and women who play a public role in advancing gender equality. Nominations are accepted on a rolling basis as lecture slots are still available. Nominators are encouraged to contact the Clayman Institute [email] to discuss potential nominees and nomination requirements prior to submitting a nomination.
 
The Clayman Institute will provide publicity and will cover the costs of travel, a small honorarium, and networking events and meals.
 
 
"Art at the Institute" exhibits artists, female and male, whose work critically engages with contemporary discourses around gender. Work seen at Serra House ranges from paintings to photography, computer manipulated images, weaving, prints, and mixed media, and illustrates artists' rich use of imagery, form, political perspectives, and grrrl attitude. The program will highlight the ways contemporary art takes part in the ongoing dialogues surrounding gender. 
 
 
The Clayman Institute supports efforts that translate our research and programs into actions for change. We have posted videos, discussion guides, and other ways to keep the conversation going. Sometimes, research is the first stop on the way to change.

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Reports & Resources

 
Meeting the needs and expectations of dual-career academic couples - while still ensuring the high quality of university faculty - is one of the great challenges facing universities. Academic couples (those with both partners working in an academic environment) represent a deep pool of talent. Yet, dual-career academic hiring often remains difficult and controversial. The Clayman Institute's 2008 study, Dual-Career Academic Couples: What Universities Need to Know, surveyed 30,000 faculty at 13 of the nation's leading public and private research universities. The report reviews practices, policies and programs for administrators to successfully work with the hiring and retaining of dual-career academic couples. Our pages contain resources for academic institutions and dual-career couples alike.

Aging

Yalom, Marilyn & Carstensen, Laura (eds). Inside the American Couple. ( Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2002>

Difficult Dialogues Program - Institute for Research on Women and Gender. Aging in the 21st Century consensus report. ( Stanford, CA: Stanford University, 2002)

Economic and social status of women

Clayman Institute. 2008. Climbing The Tech Ladder; Obstacles and Solutions for Mid-Level Women in Information Technology. Written by A. Henderson, C. Simard, S. Gilmartin, L. Schiebinger, and T. Whitney.

Strober, Myra and Agnes Miling Keneko Chan. The Road Winds Uphill All the Way: Gender, Work, and Family in the United States and Japan. (Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1999)

Family

Clayman Institute. 2008. Dual-Career Academic Couples: What Universities Need To Know. Written by L. Schiebinger, A. Henderson, and S. Gilmartin.

Yalom, Marilyn. A History of the Wife. ( New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers Inc., 2001)

Yalom, Marilyn and Thorne, Barrie (eds). Rethinking the Family. (Albany, NY: State University New York Press, 1990)

Feminist Thought and Scholarship

Rhode, Deborah L. Speaking of Sex: The Denial of Gender Inequality. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1997)

Rhode, Deborah L. Theoretical Perspectives on Sexual Difference. (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1990)

Boxer, Marilyn Jacoby. When Women Ask the Questions: Creating Women's Studies in America. (Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998)

Freedman, Estelle. No Turning Back. ( Westminster, MD: Ballantine Books, 2002)

Global Issues

Walker-Moffat, Wendy. The Other Side of the Asian American Success Story. (San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1995)

Mahadevi Varma. Translated by Neera Kuckerja Sohoni. Sketches from My Past: Encounters with India's Oppressed. (Boston, MA: Northeastern University Press, 1997)

Mankekar, Purnima. Screening Culture, Viewing Politics: Television, Womanhood and Nation in Modern India. ( Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2000)

Zheng, Wang. Women in the Chinese Enlightenment: Oral and Textual Histories. (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, Berkeley, 1999)

Health and Health Care

Litt, Iris. Taking Our Pulse: The Health of America's Women. (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1997)

History

Freedman, Estelle. Maternal Justice: Miriam Van Waters and the Female Reform Tradition. (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1996)

Gelles, Edith. First Thoughts: Life and Letters of Abigail Adams. (New York, NY: Twayne Publishers, 1998)

Gelles, Edith. Portia: The World of Abigail Adams. (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1992)

McCurry, Stephanie. Masters of Small Worlds: Yeoman Households, Gender Relations and the Political Culture of Antebellum South Carolina Low Country. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1995)

Offen, Karen. European Feminisms, 1700-1950: A Political History. ( Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2000)

Schiebinger, Londa. Plants and Empire: Colonial Bioprospecting in the Atlantic World ( Harvard University Press, 2004)
Yalom, Marilyn. A History of the Breast. (New York, NY: Knopf, 1997)

Science

Schiebinger, L., (ed.). 2008. Gendered Innovations in Science and Engineering. Stanford University Press, 2008 was published on March 12, 2008.  

Schiebinger, Londa. Nature's Body: Gender in the Making of Modern Science (Beacon Press, 1993; Rutgers University Press, 2004)

Schiebinger, Londa. Has Feminism Changed Science? (Harvard University Press, 1999)

Schiebinger, Londa. The Mind Has No Sex? Women in the Origins of Modern Science (Harvard University Press, 1989)

Sexuality

Lewin, Ellen. Inventing Lesbian Cultures in America. (Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 1996)

Mintz, Beth & Rothblum, Esther (eds). Lesbians in Academia: Degrees of Freedom. (New York, NY: Routledge, 1997)


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Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

The Clayman Institute offers a two-year postdoctoral fellowship that focus on the Institute's theme, "Beyond the Stalled Revolution: Reinvigorating Gender Equality in the Twenty-first Century." Recent Ph.D.'s in all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences whose research focuses on gender are eligible. We encourage scholars with a strong interest in interdisciplinary methods to apply. While in residence at the Institute, Postdoctoral Scholars are expected to participate in Clayman Institute activities throughout the academic year in addition to pursuing their own research.

Graduate Dissertation Fellowships

The Clayman Institute’s Graduate Dissertation Fellowships (GDF) are awarded to outstanding Stanford doctoral students who are engaged in research on women and/or gender. The fellowships will provide financial support for top gender scholars as they complete their dissertations, while encouraging interdisciplinary connections for their research. Clayman GDFs will have offices at the Clayman Institute, where they will participate in the intellectual life of the Clayman Institute as well as take part in professional development workshops during the academic year.  GDFs will be contributing to the writing and research efforts of the Clayman Institute. Fellowship funding is for three quarters: two quarters of research assistantship and one quarter teaching assistantship. In addition to the stipend, GDFs will receive $1,000 in research funding.

Marilyn Yalom Research Fund

The Marilyn Yalom Research Fund supports currently enrolled Stanford Ph.D. candidates working in the humanities on issues concerning women and gender in the humanities.  The research funds support original research or conference costs. Dr. Yalom has been part of the Clayman Institute since 1978, having served as both Associate Director and Acting Director. She is currently a Senior Scholar, and is well known as an internationally acclaimed historian of women's and gender issues.

Majorie Lozoff Graduate Prize

The Marjorie Lozoff Prize is awarded annually by the Marjorie Lozoff Fund for Research on Women and Gender to promote scholarship in areas that further women's development. All currently registered Stanford University graduate students, in any academic or professional discipline, are eligible. The range of research topics include, but are not limited to: men and women's role within the family; the role of women and gender in science, medicine, and engineering; women's participation in the professions and other areas of work; women as entrepreneurs; women and gender in developing societies; women and gender cross-culturally. Preference will be given to original research on current social issues.

Myra Strober Prize

The Myra Strober Prize honors the best Gender News article written by a Stanford graduate or undergraduate student.  The $1,500 annual prize highlights news articles about women’s education, work, family, or the nexus of work and family.


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The influence of teaching and learning about gender issues touches virtually every aspect of human life. The Center for Gender Studies is committed to providing women and men with knowledge and experience that facilitate intelligent and informed choice and communication regarding gender issues. Knowledge and experience empower individuals to function as competent decision makers in their own lives; sensitivity and awareness enable individuals to arrive at wise decisions and communicate them effectively. The Center seeks to serve as a responsible broker of gender-relevant knowledge and experience for students and other members of the academic community, which necessarily implies service to broader local, national, and international constituencies. The mission is global; the focus is on service to the multi-cultured society in which we live.

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Every year, this award is given out to one or two undergraduate students whose research is relevant to gender or women. Funds for this award come form a small endowment.

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