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.


Berkeley, CA 94720-2050
Ph. 510-643-7172
Fx. 510-643-0246


Principal Staff

Trinh T. Minh-ha, Professor of Gender & Women's Studies and Rhetoric, Vice Chair for Research, Gender and Women's Studies

Gillian Edgelow, Program Administrator

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Opportunities, Grants & Fellowships

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.