Barnard Center for Research on Women

Since its founding in 1971, the Barnard Center for Research on Women (BCRW) has been at the very forefront of feminist action and scholarship. BCRW promotes women’s and social justice issues in the local spheres of the Barnard College community and academic and activist networks in New York City, as well as having a voice in national and transnational feminist organizing and research. We are a well-recognized nexus of feminist thought, activism, and collaboration for scholars and activists alike.
 
BCRW’s mission, “to assure that women can live and work in dignity, autonomy, and equality,” is pursued through programming and events, production and distribution of print- and web-based publications, and collaboration with local and national activist and academic networks. Each semester, we host a series of lectures, conferences, and panel discussions, bringing scholars, artists, and activists to campus to share their work with students, faculty, and the larger community. In recent years, we have brought to Barnard scholars Lisa Lowe, Angela Davis, and Saba Mahmood; journalists Naomi Klein and Laura Flanders; Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams; media activist Rinku Sen, and many other prominent figures. BCRW’s programming invites and challenges feminist scholars and activists to apply carefully nuanced ways of thinking to current issues as varied and complex as global climate change and the growing environmental crisis, alternatives to violence in a post-9/11 world, and the ethical dilemmas posed by new reproductive technologies. Our publications, including the webjournal S&F Online and the report series New Feminist Solutions, build on the conversations started at our events, and advance cutting-edge feminist theory and practice. All of our materials, including podcasts and videos of many of our events, are available online.

Contact

3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
Ph. 212/854-2067
Fx. 212/854-8294
http://www.barnard.edu/bcrw
bcrw@barnard.edu


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Principal Staff

Janet Jakobsen, Ph.D., Director
E-mail: jjakobsen@barnard.edu

Catherine Sameh, Ph.D., Associate Director
E-mail: csameh@barnard.edu

Anne Jonas, Program Manager
E-mail: ajonas@barnard.edu

Pam Phillips, Administrative Assistant
E-mail: pphillips@barnard.edu

Hope Dector, New Media Management
E-mail: hdector@barnard.edu
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Featured Events


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Reports & Resources

S&FOnline

The Scholar & Feminist Online, a triannual, multimedia, online-only journal of feminist theories and women's movements, provides public access to the Barnard Center for Research on Women's most innovative programming by providing written transcripts, audio and visual recordings, and links to relevant intellectual and social action networks. The journal builds on these programs by publishing related scholarship and other applicable resources. A forum for scholars, activists, and artists whose work articulates the ever-evolving role of feminism in struggles for social justice, S&F Online brings you the latest in cutting-edge theory and practice.

New Feminist Solutions

Marking the newest direction in BCRW's more than thirty-five-year-old tradition of print publication, New Feminist Solutions is a series of reports geared toward informing and inspiring activists, policy-makers and others. Each report was written in collaboration with organizations and individuals who, like BCRW, have made a concerted effort to link feminist struggles to those of racial, economic, social and global justice. The reports are based on conversations and ideas emerging from conferences held at Barnard College, and are published in conjunction with websites featuring additional information from these events. Copies of the reports are free. They can be downloaded from the New Feminist Solutions website. Print copies can be requested by emailing bcrw@barnard.edu.

BCRW Newsletter

Published biannually, the BCRW newsletter provides event information and feature articles that communicate some of the broader issues engaged by the events, thus providing readers with a new way of understanding the work of the Center as a whole.

Guide to NYC Women's and Social Justice Organizations

This rich guide puts you in touch with the artists, activists and organizations whose work is most crucial to you. You'll find valuable information from nearly five hundred citywide organizations that work for sexual, racial, economic and social justice. The directory reflects our longtime commitment to building far-reaching, and sometimes unexpected coalitions.


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